Nearly a half-million people were estimated to have visited San Diego city beaches this warm weekend, which kept lifeguards busy making rescues and responding to calls for medical aid.
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department lifeguards made 390 rescues and responded to 223 medical aid calls July 7-8, according to city spokeswoman Maria Munoz.
The numbers include the rescue of five people from a sinking boat off the coast of La Jolla Sunday.
An estimated 403,850 people visited San Diego city beaches over the weekend, she added.
Much of inland San Diego County experienced extreme heat Saturday, which likely contributed to high beach attendance. The National Weather Service office in San Diego reported new record highs Saturday of 97 in Vista, 109 in Escondido, 108 in Ramona and 104 in Alpine.
A gradual cooling is expected into the week.
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