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McKinley Beach closed for the rest of the season due to riptide hazard

Posted at 9:50 AM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 10:50:30-04

Milwaukee County Parks said McKinley Beach is closed for the rest of the 2020 season.

The beach was closed due to riptide hazard.

The closing comes after several people have died in the water. The latest, 50-year-old Jesse Brock went into the water on Aug. 9 to help two teenage boys who were struggling in the water. Only one of the boys survived.

In July, another man went into the water to save two children from the water. The children survived but the man, 19, did not.

Milwaukee County Parks said the beach will not reopen for swimming until further notice.

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