Droves of people flock to Bradford Beach on Memorial Day

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Many spent their Memorial Day soaking up the sun at Bradford Beach despite water warnings and no lifeguards.

Milwaukee County was unable to fill open lifeguard positions but the absence of them did not stop people from coming to the beach.

"I just want to be amongst the people and get a vibe for the city again. It’s been a while since that’s happened," said Louis Lelinski.

All afternoon Monday, May 30, a steady rotation of groups came to and from the beach. 

CBS 58 was there and didn't see a lot of people getting in the water but everyone was still out enjoying the sun and the sand. 

For many people, it's their first big holiday being able to spend having a beach day since the pandemic. 

"It feels good. It feels like things are coming back to normal," said Adu Floyd, beachgoer. 

"COVID stopped a few things but here today right now it just feels nice seeing everyone out and about. It really feels good seeing everybody here," said Douglas Lelinski, who was enjoying the day with friends.

Families told CBS 58 safety is top of mind. Parents were keeping a close eye on their kids, ensuring the day remained full of fun. 

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