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Balboa Park water fight organizer Matthew Hardick talks to CBS News 8

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - What was supposed to be a fun celebration in Balboa Park this past weekend turned into a situation that got way out of control. News 8 spoke exclusively with one of the party's organizers.

Matthew Hardick tells us he has reached out to police to take responsibility for the event, and is extremely heartsick and apologetic about the party that trashed the lily pond.

"I'm devastated and I'm so remorseful for what happened, and to all the people this has affected and angered, and that's why I'm here," Hardick said.

As one of the nine organizers of the 2nd annual Midnight Water Gun Fight at Balboa Park, Hardick says he wants to take responsibility for what happened and make restitution to restore the pond to its original beauty.

"I'm so sorry to the people of San Diego, to the Parks and Rec people for having to do all that work to have to clean that up," he said.


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