Spring Breakers’ Actions Anger Locals

(IntegrityTimes.com) – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating a littering incident after a group of people on a boat were caught on video dumping a trashcan full of garbage into the ocean on April 28.

The boaters were heading out after attending Boca Bash at the Boca Raton Inlet when a YouTuber with an account named Wavy Boats captured the occupants dumping their waste over the side of the boat. The video went viral online and infuriated the locals. Rodrigo Samsing, who lives in Deerfield Beach and frequents to inlet, pointed out that “nobody else on the boat tried to stop them.”

Samsing suggested that they could have gotten a trash bag and filled it up instead of dumping the garbage “carelessly into the ocean.” Boca Bash released a statement revealing that it had identified the group of individuals on the boat, noting that people who act irresponsibly are one of the reasons that the annual event is given a bad name. Boca Bash did not name the individuals responsible or the owner of the boat. Dumping more than 15 pounds of trash into a waterway in Florida can result in a first-degree misdemeanor charge. Individuals accused of violating the litter law can spend a year behind bars, along with a $1,000 fine, but could receive a year of probation if found guilty.

Spring break in Savannah, Georgia, was not any better, with fights and trash littering the beach at Tybee Island during the Orange Crush. A video of a violent fight between two women on the beach went viral on X, formerly Twitter. The women lost their bathing suit tops during the physical altercation, which prompted observers to react wildly. Over 50,000 people attended the annual celebration, crowding the island of 3,000 residents. Despite the fights and trash, state officials said there were fewer instances of criminal activity this year than in years past.

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