53 Were Caught In 2013 Up From 9 In 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — As New York City prepares to close its outdoor public pools for the season, one statistic is making a bit of a splash: A jump in people caught swimming after-hours.

The Daily News reported Monday that 53 people were found doing that this summer, compared to nine last year.

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Parks Department spokesman Arthur Pincus says all were kicked out, but not arrested.

Most of this summer’s incidents were at the Edenwald Houses pool in a Bronx public housing complex.

City pools are open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. They close for the season Monday.

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More than 1.53 million people visited outdoor public pools citywide as of Wednesday. That’s about 13% fewer than last summer.

Officials note this summer wasn’t too hot.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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