The incident occurred Saturday, June 28, during an event that City of Miami officials say was held without a permit. According to a Twitter post by DJSelectaAJ, the "Miami Cooler Wet Fete" took place Saturday night:
Tomorrow night, catch me at Miami Cooler wet fete @ Bayside hut http://t.co/2DlvxOV9Gg
— Selecta AJ (@DJSelectaAJ) June 27, 2014
Early the next morning, the same DJ tweeted that he was on a fire truck:
DJing on a fire truck. Wete Fetw cooler fete -- at Vero's By The Bay http://t.co/2CHKeLnsEO
— Selecta AJ (@DJSelectaAJ) June 29, 2014
According to a statement issued by the City of Miami's chief of communications and protocol, Angel Zayon, between 20 and 25 people were ill or injured at the event, with all affected individuals treated at the scene. Eleven of them were transported to area hospitals.
Mayor Tomás Regalado issued a statement saying, "We will not tolerate any type of unpermitted event that puts our community at risk or affects the quality of life of the City of Miami's residents."
According to the city, event promoters had not obtained the required permits, and the City of Miami has launched an investigation into the incident and the event's promoters.
We left messages with Atlantica Fish House and Bayside Hut for comment and will update this post with any new information.
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