GRINDSTONE, Pa. (KDKA) — The Grindstone Volunteer Fire Department said that they found 100 people partying early Saturday morning while searching for a man assaulted in the woods.
When they initially searched for the man near Sherbondy Hollow, the department said they stumbled upon 100 young people having a drinking party.
They said some people were passed out in vehicles laying on top of others while a few partiers were still partying and drinking when found at around 5:00 a.m. Saturday.
“At 5:00 a.m., if there was 100 people here, I don’t know what it was like at midnight,” said Chief Rich Lenk.”A lot of underage drinking here, you can see here on the ground, it’s an all-night party here. It’s happening every weekend and it’s getting a little too much for us every weekend.”
The chief also said that the carelessness of the party-goers doesn’t just put everyone at risk of becoming sick but forced the crews to use their limited resources.
“We don’t have that much equipment to wear and we have to put it on and come back in here,” he said. “We got handed 10 masks by the county and I think we used that all last night.”
The department urged parents to prevent their children from going to parties like these so that their children follow social distancing guidelines.
They also said they are fed up with asking people to stay home.
“We’re supposed to be staying away from each other at this time, but even in any time back in here it’s bad to get back in here,” said Lenk.
The young man was eventually located and taken to a hospital, though details regarding his condition and what happened to him are not available.