• Video shows wild beach party getting out of control in Nassau County

    By: Christy Turner , Action News Jax


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    Last weekend's high temperatures -- and posts on social media -- contributed to a wild party that was held at Peters Point Beach in Nassau County, authorities said. 

    The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office said they will add deputies to patrol Peters Point Beach after a party got out of control Sunday.

    Videos emerged on social media showing what appeared to be young people trashing the beach and tossing a plastic table into the ocean.

    One woman on Facebook said the group started a riot in the parking lot. 

    Neighbors said their behavior was completely unacceptable.

    “I'm sad they felt they had to do that,” Susan Osborn said. “It's totally inappropriate.”

    The Sheriff’s Office said the party caught them off guard and they had only one deputy on the island that day, which is the typical resource that is used Spring Break.

    According to the Undersheriff George Lueders, some of the people in the videos and pictures on social media have been identified as Camden and Charlton County Georgia residents. He said the Nassau County High School students also got in on the act.

    Starting this weekend, additional deputies will be on patrol at Peters Point Beach.

    The Sheriff’s Office said it also reached out to the Fernandina Beach, FWC and State of Florida Alcohol and Tobacco Unit for assistance. 

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