CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) – Police in Carolina Beach are investigating an assault between two large groups of people Saturday night.
The two groups of roughly 30 people each had returned to the island from the Moonlight Cruise with Winner Boats, according to the police department. Alcohol was involved.
One of the groups assaulted at least three people with bricks, according to information released by CBPD.
The three victims were taken to the hospital, with one of them needing emergency brain surgery. We're told he is in the Intensive Care Unit after being hit in the head with a brick.
The detective on the case is not releasing the names of anyone involved in the case due to the ongoing investigation.
An employee with Winner Boats said a group of about 30 people arrived at the dock on a party bus. CBPD has identified these people as visiting from Clinton, NC.
What happened Saturday night started right as the ship was docking, according to the employee. She said a few people appeared upset, but not violent.
Winner Boats stressed that the Moonlight Cruise is advertised as a family event and any kind of arguments or trouble is not tolerated on board.
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