No Swimming at Hamburg Beach Saturday

July 23, 2011 Updated Jul 24, 2011 at 9:27 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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No Swimming at Hamburg Beach Saturday

July 23, 2011 Updated Jul 24, 2011 at 9:27 AM EDT

Hamburg, NY (WKBW)

The hot weather has driven many to Hamburg Town Beach looking for relief, but the Eyewitness News web team was on location when lifeguards ordered everyone out of the water.

People who had ventured out into Lake Erie for a cooling dip were told over a loudspeaker that they "water was closed to swimmers". We stopped in and asked why the water was off-limits and were told by a lifeguard that "children were being knocked around by the high wind waves" and until "it calmed down the swimming would be restricted".

It is unknown when the waters would be reopened to swimmers.

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