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No problems reported at Floatopia

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL/CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
    WDA SPRING BREAK - 24 MARCH 2012- Sans Souci Beach which was overtaken by about 500 people celebrating Spring Break on Saturday afternoon. According to Honolulu Police Department Captain Ryan Borges the impromptu "Floatopia" party was facilitated by social media posts via Twitter and Facebook which started at Magic Island Recreational Park and then dispersed to Sans Souci Beach. No incidents or arrests had reported by 3:30 pm which was being monitored by a collaboration between the DNLR State Police, Honolulu City and County Lifeguards and the Honolulu Police Department. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell
  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL/CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
    WDA SPRING BREAK - 24 MARCH 2012- Elly MacDougal and Erica Sandoval were on the front lines of Sans Souci Beach which was overtaken by about 500 people celebrating Spring Break on Saturday afternoon. According to Honolulu Police Department Captain Ryan Borges the impromptu "Floatopia" party was facilitated by social media posts via Twitter and Facebook which started at Magic Island Recreational Park and then dispersed to Sans Souci Beach. No incidents or arrests had reported by 3:30 pm which was being monitored by a collaboration between the DNLR State Police, Honolulu City and County Lifeguards and the Honolulu Police Department. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell
  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL/CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
    WDA SPRING BREAK - 24 MARCH 2012- Sans Souci Beach was overtaken by about 500 people celebrating Spring Break on Saturday afternoon. According to Honolulu Police Department Captain Ryan Borges the impromptu "Floatopia" party was facilitated by social media posts via Twitter and Facebook which started at Magic Island Recreational Park and then dispersed to Sans Souci Beach. No incidents or arrests had reported by 3:30 pm which was being monitored by a collaboration between the DNLR State Police, Honolulu City and County Lifeguards and the Honolulu Police Department. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell
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There were no arrests or calls for either lifeguards or ambulance services at this year’s Floatopia Hawaii event as of late Saturday afternoon, but there was a change of venue.

After being met by numerous Honolulu police officers at the site of last year’s event at Magic Island, the mass of loosely organized spring break partiers headed down the shore several miles to Kaimana Beach at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki.

They were followed by police officers assigned specifically to monitor the event. A check with the Honolulu Police Department Waikiki substation, the city Department of Emergency Services and Ocean Safety Division reported no problems associated with the event.

At least one HPD officer estimated a crowd of about 500 people. Last year, there were an estimated 1,000 partiers and several calls for emergency services to assist people who had been passed out from drunkeness.

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