Lifeguards bracing for hot and busy weekend at local beaches

Lifeguards bracing for hot and busy weekend at the beaches

WELLFLEET, Mass. — Cape beaches are bracing for crowds as temperatures are expected to get uncomfortable this weekend.

National Seashore North District Supervisor Gordon Miller is expecting a large turnout as people try to escape mid-90 temperatures in and around Boston. 

The National Seashore is already down lifeguards because they could not house as many people with the social distancing requirements.

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The guards on duty will remind beachgoers to space out.  

“We say would you mind moving down a little bit and if it turns into a problem we can call a Ranger,” said Miller.

The beaches are also going to be tighter because of mid-day high tides on both days. With the higher tide at that time people will have to walk farther down the beach to find more space leaving lifeguards monitoring a bigger area. 

One Connecticut family told Boston 25 they are going to stay masked up and get to the beach early for their weekend trip.  

”[We’ll] try to keep our distances as best as we can, “said Aleesha Torrado, of Hartford CT. “Look around at our surroundings and make sure nobody is too close for our comfort.”

The family just hopes others are on the same page.

“Hopefully everyone is wearing their masks not so reckless you know,” said Josen Torrado. “Some people just believe they can’t catch it.”