Here’s what the beach looked like Sunday morning.
“They basically destroyed our beach,” Abruzzio said in his video, which went viral once he posted it to YouTube. “Even St. Patrick’s day, when we have over 100,000 people come down here… I’ve never seen it like this before.”
According to the video, local residents and volunteers from nearby Savannah State University scrambled to clean up their beach, which was debris-free by Sunday afternoon. Savannah State University used to sponsor the event, but in recent years has retracted its support and encourages students not to attend, according to College News.
In a phone interview with The Huffington Post, Savannah State University spokesperson Loretta Heyward said she was “still trying to pin down” the connection between the university and Orange Crush, and indicated that the party had not been sponsored by the SSU since at least 1993.