40-Person Brawl Breaks Out at Water Park Over Beach Towel, Cops Say

The Sacramento water park Raging Waters was shut down Sunday after cops were called to handle the fight involving dozens.
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Police were called to a California water park this past weekend after a 40-person melee broke out.

The Sacramento water park Raging Waters was shut down Sunday after cops were called to handle the fight involving dozens. The fight started, cops said, because of two women arguing over who took whose beach towel.

One man tried to break up the fight between the two women but then suddenly others joined in and the bout grew larger until about 40 people were involved, according to police. 

Officers were called to the scene as well as park rangers. 

When cops arrived, they found the 35-year-old man who attempted to break up the fight without a heartbeat. Eventually, the man’s heart was restarted and he was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center. He remains in intensive care. 

Due to the fight, the park was closed soon after. 

“The safety of all Raging Waters Sacramento guests is our top priority,” general manager Rick LaFrate said in a statement.

No arrests were made but everyone was identified, photographed and released, according to cops. 

Police said alcohol was a factor in leading to the massive altercation. 

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