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Residents beat the heat with trips to waterpark, skating rink

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - It was another hot and humid day Tuesday, as temperatures reached up near the triple digits with a heat index of about 109 degrees.

Many people in the Lowcountry tried to beat the heat in different spots around the area.

Some families decided to hit the beach and cool off in the ocean while some decided a waterpark was a better option.

Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark was filled with kids and families.

Many could be seen wading in the wave pool and floating down the lazy river.

While it may be all fun in the sun for those families, employees at the park are keeping a close eye for heat exhaustion.

Park managers said they have treated about five to six people for heat exhaustion over the weekend.

They have two areas where people are brought into an air conditioned room and given ice packs.

Lifeguards are keeping a close eye on those people who look like they're suffering from heat exhaustion and trying to catch it early.

Managers said it's crucial to stay hydrated throughout the day, and make sure you eat enough.

Meanwhile, some families were cooling off in perhaps the "coolest" place in the area, at the Carolina Ice Palace.

Several day groups turned out Tuesday to hit the ice.

It also included area families who wanted to try something other than going to the beach or pool.

The Ice Palace holds an indoor temperature of 57 degrees. That's approximately 35-40 degrees lower than the average temperature Tuesday.

Many parents said going ice skating provided a unique way of cooling off from the heat. 

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