People flock to Calf Pasture Beach to enjoy Wednesday's weather

Lifeguard Connor Sully says if people are planning on cooling off in the water, he encourages people to sure there is an on-duty lifeguard.

Angelica Toruno and Rose Shannon

May 22, 2024, 9:34 PM

Updated 24 days ago

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People in Norwalk took advantage of the warm weather Wednesday, as temperatures soared toward the 80's.
Kelly Kaleta and Robbie Riordan told News 12 they take a walk together every Wednesday, but today was special.
"It happens to be the first Wednesday that we can wear short sleeves," said Kaleta.
Corinne Re and her friend visited Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk.
"It's our first day down here, and we get as many days in as we can. I want to live on the beach. The earlier the better, by 12 p.m, 1 p.m., it usually gets packed here. By then we're on our way out," said Re.
Stamford resident Mark Schattland chose a bicycle as his mode of transportation. He also fished off the pier of the beach.
"Lovely, even if I don't catch anything. It's a beautiful day," he said.
With the weather warming up, doctors say they want to remind people to wear sunscreen and reapply as needed.
Lifeguard Connor Sully says if people are planning on cooling off in the water, he encourages people to sure there is an on-duty lifeguard.
"The biggest mistakes I've seen is people who have kids that aren't great swimmers, but they still bring their kids out far into the water. I had to make a double save out here last year when two little girls went in with their mothers and they didn't come back," says Sully.
According to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, starting Saturday there will be lifeguards at the following state beaches:
-Silver Sands in Milford
-Sherwood Island in Westport
-Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme
-Hammonassett in Madison
-Black Rock in Bridgeport
DEEP officials say they are still looking to hire additional lifeguards. Pay begins at $20 an hour which an increase compared to previous years.


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