Video shows mass fight breaking out at Florida ‘mayhem’ boat party

An annual boat party event, dubbed “Mayhem at Lake George 2022”, turned into actual mayhem when a mass brawl broke out among attendees.

The event, which is held annually on Florida’s Lake George, involved a number of boats and a floating barge – “the stage” – holding a DJ on Saturday.

Party-goers dressed in swimwear could be seen throwing punches and hurling themselves at one another near “the stage”. The lake is about 48 miles north of Orlando.

As WESH reported, the video released by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office showed at least four or five men at the centre of the brawl, with many party-goers watching on.

One person was possibly rendered unconscious, a video suggested, and Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood later confirmed the victim was a male, to NBC Miami.

“People are just out there to have a good time, but like anything else, when you have a huge concentration of people like this and you have alcohol involved, you do have some incidents,” Mr Chitwood said.

He said law enforcement had trouble getting to the injured male, despite multiple deputies being at the scene before the fighting ensured.

“It took a while to get the medical attention to him. It took a while to get him to a landing zone where air one had to improvise to land which was a feat in itself. They landed on basically a postage stamp,” Mr Chitwood said.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were on patrol when the fighting broke out, and officers were reporting as saying that multiple arrests and citations were made.

It is unclear what led to the brawl, which reports said led to roughly 50 citations being issued for boating under the influence, according to WESH.

The Facebook page for the event suggests more than 2,500 people had registered to attend, and a 2023 date has already been announced.

The Independent has contacted the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office for comment.


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