‘Rafting Gone Wild’ Results In River Brawl, 12 Arrests

‘Rafting Gone Wild’ Results In River Brawl, 12 Arrests
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Thousands of rafters gathered on a California river for a float. But Saturday’s “Rafting Gone Wild” event on the American River ”degenerated into a series of brawls this afternoon with dozens of rafters fighting each other with oars and rocks and hurling stones at deputies on the scene,” according to the Sacramento news.

More than 3,500 people gathered for the second annual event.

At around 5 pm local time, approximately 50 tubers began fighting on the beach area along the river. Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Dept. deputy chief Scott Cockrum said that people were “beating each other with paddles or rocks and hurling stones at fire and rescue boats.”

According to KCRA-TV, there were at least 12 arrests on Saturday from the fight.
“There are so many intoxicated people it’s like ridiculous,” Marisa Taylor, a 20-year-old participant.

“It started out fairly reasonable, but as they day went on, the drunkenness and the fights increased with them,” Randy Lewis, a Sacramento County park ranger, added.

About 100 people were injured during last year’s event, held on the same river in August, with 10 people arrested.

At least 60 police and fire officials were monitoring the event this past Saturday. According to KCRA, “the water was much calmer Saturday than it was during last year’s event.”

But “even the most serene setting can turn ugly, given enough time and alcohol,” the paper said.

Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Preston Waters

Preston Waters is a thinker. He's not your traditional philosophical persona, however, as he leaves no topic untouched. Covering all the bases, from business to women, Preston Waters is the ultimate man's man for Gen-Y.

More In World

World Alexia LaFata

Over 160 Children Have Died While Building ‘Terror Tunnels’ For Hamas

Since the start of Operation Protective Edge, 31 tunnels leading into Israel have been discovered — and a 2012 paper blames Hamas and relentless child labor for their creation. A paper in the Journal of Palestine Studies reports that Hamas is responsible for 160 children dying while digging “terror tunnels” under Gaza. Author Nicholas Pelham monitored police […]

Also On Elite

Women

F*ck My Life: 14 Things That Happen When You’re A Female With A Cursing Problem

Thanks to my father, I have developed what could be referred to as “a colorful vocabulary.” Of course, this severely upsets my grandmother, as whenever we are at a family gathering, “f*cks” are just flying everywhere. Sure, I’ve tried to curb this problem, but that usually just results in utter frustration and a plethora of […]

Music

Get Back With Your Ex Day: First LeBron And Cleveland, Now Chris Brown And Drake

Well, it looks like a day for reconciliation. The big news, of course, is that LeBron is heading back home to Cleveland. LeBron returning back to Cleveland after Miami, Is like getting back with that ex-girlfriend who never gave you morning head. — The Museum™ (@GemsMuseum) July 11, 2014 LeBron going back to Cleveland feels […]

Gentlemen

The ‘Hot Girl Effect’ And How It Can Change A Guy’s Life

One of the major differences between women and men is a phenomenon called the “hot girl effect.” This occurs when a man becomes much more attractive in the eyes of a given woman because he is with a hot girl (I’m talking far more attractive than he is). This example, in its most extreme form, is […]

World

‘Jews And Arabs Refuse To Be Enemies’ Might Be The Movement That Finally Brings Peace

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has intensified recently. After a week of airstrikes on Gaza that killed at least 185 Palestinians, Egypt proposed a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. Almost 1,000 strikes have been fired from Gaza. No Israelis have been killed, but several were injured. Many people, however, refuse to be enemies. Approximately 300 people protested […]