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Escaping the heat

The Falmouth Beach in Stafford was filled with sunbathers and swimmers on Memorial Day. A heat advisory was issued for the Fredericksburg area on Memorial Day. Many people found relief from the heat in the Rappahannock river or at Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg. Local officials strongly advise the use of life jackets when pursuing recreational activities in and along the Rappahannock River.(Suzanne Carr Rossi/The Free Lance-Star)

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Katherine Lasica (left) and Jenci Collins (right) of Fredericksburg make their way back to their cars after a tubing run down the Rappahannock river on Monday afternoon. A heat advisory was issued for the Fredericksburg area on Memorial Day. Many people found relief from the heat in the Rappahannock river or at Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg. (Suzanne Carr Rossi/The Free Lance-Star)

Stephanie Batres, 5 months-old, gets a swing in the hammock by her mother while the family was on a Memorial Day cookout at Old Mill Park. A heat advisory was issued for the Fredericksburg area on Memorial Day. Many people found relief from the heat in the Rappahannock river or at Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg. (Suzanne Carr Rossi/The Free Lance-Star)

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