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Drunken brawl aboard a party boat sends girl to the hospital, results in 6 arrests

A birthday party cruise ended abruptly after multiple fights broke out, sending two people to the hospital and resulting in six arrests.

(9News)

An Australian woman’s birthday party aboard a boat came to an abrupt end when a drunken brawl broke out on the port, sending multiple people to the hospital and resulting in six arrests.

Lana Marie Battaglia celebrates her 21st birthday aboard the Constellation Cruise Saturday night when the incident occurred. After leaving Sydney’s Darling harbour at around 5:30 a.m. the boat returned five hours later to drop off a seriously drunk person, The Australian reported.

Police were already on the scene after responding to a separate incident in the area.

(9News)

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If the boat ready to depart, passengers and saw a woman in the water who police believe was jumped from the quay. Police were already on the scene after responding to a separate incident in the area, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

A fight then broke out on board, and the birthday girl was allegedly down the stairs as a result.

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A fight then broke out on board, and the birthday girl was allegedly down the stairs as a result. Battaglia had to be carried off the boat on a stretcher and was sent to the hospital for hip injuries, according to the News.com.au.

“I was not in error, it was nothing I did,” Battaglia told the Herald.

“It was me celebrating my 21st and unfortunately had the people involved that I didn’t know, out of the city, and the problems started.”

The birthday girl had to be carried off the boat on a stretcher and was sent to the hospital for hip injuries.

(9News)

Constellation Cruises told 9News it has a zero tolerance for rowdy and drunken behaviour and the boat is usually booked for corporate events. The staff said that they were devastated by the night’s drama.

The woman who jumped into the water was also sent to the hospital to be evaluated, according to the Herald.

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Six people in their 20s, have been charged and taken to the police station after the fight and charged with a number of offences, including affray, common assault, obstructing police and resisting arrest, The Australian said.

Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.

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