THOUSANDS of Spring Breakers were seen packing up Florida’s beaches as they partyed without Covid restrictions for the first time in two years.
The Sun’s exclusive wild drone footage shows revelers drinking and wrestling, with huge crowds bordering Fort Lauderdale.
Miami and Fort Lauderdale, known as “Spring Break Centers,” are often Spring Break destinations for thousands of college students and tourists looking for a buzzing time.
Over the next month, the state will receive an unprecedented number of visitors, according to state officials.
Tampa International Airport saw a record excess of passengers on the same day in 2019, some as high as 29%, according to the local news agency.
In total, more than 39,000 visitors per day are expected to arrive at Tampa . airport During spring break.
“Spring break 2022, which runs until April 26, will see peak days reaching almost 88,000 passengers and many days exceeding 80,000 – a very strong number compared to Spring Break 2019, hitting beat all previous airport records,” the airport said in the statement.
Meanwhile, in 2021 there will be a maximum of about 65,000 passengers per day, and in 2020, some Spring holidays will only have 1,500 passengers per day.
Miami is also expected to have a much larger influx of tourists than it did two years ago.
“We fully expect to be at least double if not triple what we saw last year in attendance,” Fort Lauderdale Police Major Bill Schultz told NBC Miami.
Due to the chaos of previous years, officials implemented new regulations this year, banning tents, coolers and any other folding furniture in the sand, as well as music and loud speakers.
In addition, electric or motorized motorcycles are prohibited until further notice.
This year’s Spring Break has seen a lot of debauchery in the state.
In Seaside, near Panama City, teenagers caught in CCTV footage were vandalizing businesses and wreaking havoc on businesses.
Police are hunting the Spring Breakers, who they say left a trail of destruction in their path in the early hours of Tuesday.
“Not the kind of Spring Break behavior we wanted to see,” Walton County Sheriff’s Office speak On Facebook.
“It’s one thing to have fun. It’s another to destroy property and disrespect the people who live and work here.”
It happened after six people overdosed on cocaine mixed with fentanyl – including some West Point cadet – in wild celebrations in Fort Lauderdale.
First responders found the group on the front lawn of their short-term vacation rental on Thursday night, according to Florida officials.
In a statement to The New York TimesA West Point spokesman confirmed that five of the six drug overdose victims were cadet cadets, adding that they were “aware of the incident.”
Investigators said the home was filled with spring breakers when the group began using the drugs at one point, leading to an overdose.
“We were told that four of those people had been drinking what is believed to be fentanyl cocaine when they went into cardiac arrest,” said Fort Lauderdale Fire Battalion Commander Stephen Gollan.
Neighbors described the scene to NBC6 with a statement: “We saw paramedics pulling the kids out of the house, unconscious, just laying them on the grass.”
Wilton Manors Police Department posted a tweet from their official Twitter account to “warn spring breakers about the dangers of illegal drug use and to avoid mixing drugs with alcohol or other forms of drugs.
“Protect yourself from the dangers of Fentanyl.”
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/4916958/drone-footage-spring-breakers-florida-beaches-covid-rules/ Wild drone footage shows thousands of Spring Breakers packing Florida beaches with no Covid rules as the party heats up