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New London residents spend heat wave at the beach

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As the temperatures rise throughout the state, many are beat the heat by heading to the beach and pools in New London. (WFSB) As the temperatures rise throughout the state, many are beat the heat by heading to the beach and pools in New London. (WFSB)
NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) -

As the temperatures rise throughout the state, many are beating the heat by heading to the beach.

Channel 3's Kevin Hogan spoke with people trying to cool off at Ocean Beach in Old Lyme.

Some people had even come from Massachusets, like one Springfield YMCA day camp.

Kelly Maxwell is the camp's group leader. She said the beach is fun for the kids and a great way for them to cool off.

"It's really hot outside so we're making sure that the kids have sunscreen, that they're getting water and staying hydrated," said Maxwell.

New London resident Madalyn Hudak said hydration is especially important in the heat.

"Well, you can have a heat stroke first of all. So you might as well drink water," said Hudak.

Beach officials have alerted guests to the locations of water fountains and have been offering free cups from the concession stands.

"We want to remind you to please drink plenty of liquids today while you're visiting," said officials.

By mid day, the beaches were less busy. But residents and kids had flocked to Splash Park, where a parade is expected to take place tonight.

Park manager Jeff Mullen said the water rides are great for cooling down.

"Kids have a blast on the water slides. It's a great day here at the park. [The] Kids Hat Parade is tonight, a good band at 8 p.m. and then fireworks," said Mullen.

So far, there was been no reports of heat-related problems in the area.

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