EAST LYME, Conn. (WTNH) — Six state parks closed after reaching capacity on Sunday, while swimming at Rocky Neck remained closed due to high bacteria levels. But Maurice Bisaillon ignored the ban and went for a swim anyway at Rocky Neck.
“Listen, it’s a little bit of a risk maybe. We came here to have a nice weekend,” said Bisaillon.
Hammonasset Beach SP is full to capacity and closed as of 12:47 pm, Sunday 7/16/17
— CT State Parks (@CTStateParks) July 16, 2017
Parking lots have been jam packed and the beach was even more crowded.
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State environmental workers shut down swimming Friday after tests showed increased amounts of bacteria following several days of heavy rain last week.
“We looked online and saw Rocky [Neck] wasn’t open so we had to come down to Hammonasset [Beach],” said Johnny Rivera of New York City.
Four state swimming areas have been closed since Friday due to increased bacteria levels.