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23 Arrested, More Than 70 Cited Following Massive Weekend Parties In Isla Vista

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2013 6:00pm

Santa Barbara County successfully blocked a giant unplanned, unscheduled spring break beach party on Isla Vista’s beaches over the weekend, but they didn’t stop the party from taking place.

An estimated 15 to 18 thousand people showed up in Isla Vista for what has been dubbed Deltopia.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies say they made 23 arrests, and issued 71 citations.

More than 44 people were taken to the hospital for injuries, or alcohol poisoning.

Authorities are investigating the death of one of the partygoers, a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student who disappeared Friday night, and whose body was found in the surf Saturday morning.

There’s no word yet on the 18 year old’s cause of death.

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