'Mayhem at Lake George' lives up to its name as wild video shows fights breaking out

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An annual event at Lake George in Florida lived up to its name – "Mayhem at Lake George" – after videos circulated online of brawls breaking out on the water.

Last weekend at the lake 40 miles west of Daytona, hundreds gathered – many of them on boats – to enjoy music and libations.

“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,” Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood told WESH 2, an Orlando-Daytona NBC TV station.

A video posted to the sheriff's office Facebook page show men punching one another in the face and tackling one another into the water near the DJ deck. One man was seriously injured, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office told USA TODAY via email.

That man was taken by boat to land then flown to a hospital. The sheriff's office said it was investigating the incident and charges were pending.

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According to the sheriff's office, officers issued 38 boating citations and 108 warnings. Five people were arrested – two for disorderly conduct and three for boating under the influence.

Follow reporter Asha Gilbert @Coastalasha. Email: agilbert@usatoday.com.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Florida viral video: 'Mayhem at Lake George' event becomes water brawl

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