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CT: Staying safe while beating the heat at state parks

(June 19, 2018) -- It was a hot one out there on Monday, and a lot of people took to the state parks to cool off. However, some of them are closed, some of them have limited access and others do not have lifeguards on duty.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — It was a hot one out there on Monday, and a lot of people took to the state parks to cool off.

However, some of them are closed, some of them have limited access and others do not have lifeguards on duty.

At Day Pond State Park in Colchester, the grills were cooking and the kids were splashing in the water. All of the families were in the safe, designated swimming area. But the temptation is to hike off into the woods and swim into the waterfalls, something Chris Collibee, spokesperson for the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, says is a bad idea.

Read the full story from WTNH.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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