Aid patrols assist dozens in Helsinki region as teenagers celebrate end of school
Dozens of young people who had overindulged while celebrating the end of school this weekend were assisted by patrols of volunteer assistants.
The patrols, a joint effort of the Youth Department of the City of Helsinki, the Finnish Red Cross, and various youth organisations, gave first aid to 51 underage youth in the early hours of Sunday.
The injuries were mostly caused by shards of glass or falling down. A total of 124 young people required assistance of some kind. Fifteen young people under the age of 18 were brought to the Töölö youth centre to sober up.
Police in Espoo arrested a local man during the weekend as he was delivering a large amount of alcoholic beverages to underage revellers.
Police in the West Uusimaa region confiscated a total of 259 litres of alcohol from young people during the weekend.
Fine weather brought out the crowds, for instance to the popular Hietaniemi Beach in Helsinki, where new high school graduates with their distinctive white caps were something of a rarity amongst thousands of teenagers and even pre-teens in various stages of inebriation.
Police moved in to quieten things down as Saturday evening wore on.