Paramedics in Melbourne were kept bust treating dozens of patients at an out-of-control party.
young man's family is particularly devastated.
Paramedics in Melbourne were kept busy, treating dozens of patients at an out-of-control party in an inner city park.
A police officer was injured trying to close down the massive gathering at Fitzroy's Edinburgh Gardens.
Laurel Irving is there.
You can see You can see the mess that the gardens are this morning.
One you were of Melbourne 's most loved parts.
Estimates are up that 20,000 people were here last night partying.
The biggest problem is that there was nothing official about it.
It is very much an informal gathering.
Apart from toilets and extra bins there was no infrastructure in place to deal with that number of people.
No security, no paramedics and very few police.
So when problems began like people starting to hurt themselves on broken glass, that presented a huge issue for the Ambulance Service.
This is not a party.
This is just an uncontrolled gathering.
And this is the type of things that you see when it's not controlled properly.
A police officer was assaulted here as well last night, punched in the face.
A teenager has been arrested.
This is the second year in a row the gardens.
The council is now admitting that it was caught unaware by the number of people who came here last night.
It has to rethink its strategy in time for next year.
We will be talking to the police again and as part of the debrief talking of the security and Ambulance Service too.
Clean-up crews have been here since 5am.
You can see by the sheer scale of this mess this morning, it will be a long time before parents want to bring