OCEAN CITY- Two 17-year-old boys are in local hospitals after two separate incidents involving underage drinking over the weekend.
Around 11:30 p.m. Friday night, OCPD officers responded to the 75th Street Medical Center to investigate a fall from a balcony. A 17-year-old boy was fighting with paramedics, who had to sedate the youth to transport him to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.
The investigation revealed the boy jumped from a third floor balcony to a second floor balcony at a condominium on Seaward Drive. The boy, who was intoxicated, was driven by his friends to the medical center. As of yesterday morning, he was in stable condition at PRMC.
Later that night, around 5:00 a.m., OCPD officers were called to a residence on 124th Street for an unconscious male. It was determined that the boy, 17, was visiting Ocean City for senior week. Police learned that the boy consumed as many as 20 shots of 80-proof whiskey. Paramedics believed he may have suffered alcohol poisoning and transported him to Atlantic General Hospital.
Police also discovered a large quantity of assorted alcoholic beverages in the unit. No one in the unit was 21. All of the alcohol was dumped out and four alcohol citations were issued. His present condition at AGH is unknown.
Parents were notified in both cases.