As many as 12,000 to 15,000 people on Saturday attended Deltopia, the unsanctioned spring break event, according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department estimates.
The attendance figure is up from last year’s crowd of approximately 10,000, but is lower than 2014 when 20,000 to 25,000 people attended.
The sheriff’s office attributed the increase from last year to beautiful weather.
The sheriff’s office released preliminary figures of 94 citations, 38 arrests and 19 medical transports for Saturday, according to a news release.
The numbers for arrests, citations and medical transports are less than half of those reported in 2014.
All of Saturday’s medical transports were related to alcohol or drug consumption.
Two of the transports included a young woman who slipped off a rock and hit her head. Another young woman fell off the cliff in the 6800 block of Del Playa Drive during a domestic dispute.
Alcohol appears to have been a factor in both cases, according to the sheriff’s office, which said neither woman had life-threatening injuries.
Sheriff’s deputies and UCSB police broke up approximately 10 large parties and responded to one significant altercation when a young man was knocked unconscious in the 6500 block of Del Playa.
Deputies found and arrested the suspect, De’shon Wilson, 18, of Corvallis, Ore. He was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of assault causing great bodily injury
Crowds dwindled after 6 p.m. when thousands of students left Isla Vista to attend a UCSB-sponsored concert at the university’s Thunderdome.
Sheriff’s officials said participants were mostly cooperative and supportive of public safety efforts.