Family of bears cools off next to crowd of people at South Lake Tahoe beach

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. -- Even bears need a way to beat the uncomfortable heat the west has been seeing this summer.

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A mother bear and her cubs were spotted jumping into the waters at a beach in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday, not seeming to notice the other humans that were watching them nearby. The high on the lake that day was 91 degrees.

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A bear family has now been seen extremely close to those on the Tahoe beach for a second time in a little more than two weeks.

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