People flock to beaches, mountain hiking trails during weekend heat wave

As temperatures inch up into the mid-80s, beaches and hiking trails across western Washington are growing crowded.

Saturday afternoon, hundreds were seen splashing and floating along the Angle Lake shoreline. Puget Sound Fire rescue teams rushed to the popular SeaTac park around 11:30 a.m. in response to a possible drowning. 911 callers reported a person struggling in the water, but when firefighters arrived they found the supposed drowning victim near the dock. The individual was okay, but seemed to have a close call.

Most beaches throughout the region will remain without lifeguards, until at least Memorial Day weekend. Several cities in western Washington and across the country

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