Miami police make arrest after viral video shows boaters popping dozens of balloons into water

Miami police also issued $25K in citations for alleged illegal dumping

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Police in Miami have arrested one individual and issued over $25,000 in civil citations for illegal dumping after video showed boaters aboard a yacht popping dozens of balloons into the water.

The Miami-Dade Police Department announced Thursday morning that its Illegal Dumping Unit made the arrest and issued 10 civil citations to others involved in the incident at the Bayshore Landing marina.

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Police didn’t release the identities of those involved.

Boaters popping balloons into the water. 

Boaters popping balloons into the water.  (Esteban Bruna, Miami Maritime Group)

In video shared with Fox News by Esteban Bruna of Miami Maritime group, people on the bow of a charter boat are seen popping dozens of balloons into the water

"Gotta love Miami charger boats," says Bruna in the video. "Let’s throw a party, pop every single balloon on the bow of a boat, just right into the water." 

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In another clip, discarded balloon fragments can be seen throughout the marina.

MDPD Interim Director George A. Perez tweeted a statement thanking investigators for bringing the perpetrators to justice.

"Our coastal waterways are the natural beauty of our country, and our marine life depend on us to keep them safe," Perez said.

Fox News’ Bradford Betz contributed to this report.