UPDATE: The advisories have been lifted as of September 18. Click here for the latest information.
Swimming advisories have been issued for multiple beaches in Miami-Dade County.
The Florida Department of Health said water samples taken from Golden Beach, Sunny Isles, Surfside, North Shore, 53rd Street in Miami Beach, Haulover South, and both Crandon North and South revealed higher-than-acceptable levels of enterococci bacteria, which can make swimmers sick.
“An advisory has been issued because two consecutive water samples collected at these beaches exceeded the Federal and State recommended standard for enterococci,” the Department of Health said. “The advisory issued recommends not swimming at these locations at this time. The results of the sampling indicate that water contact may pose an increased risk of illness, particularly for susceptible individuals,”
A previously-issued advisory for Crandon South from Sept. 6 remains in effect until further notice; however, it is no longer in effect for the Key Biscayne Beach Club.
It is advised that beachgoers stay on shore at both Crandon South Beach and Key Biscayne Beach Club until new tests come back clean.
For more information, visit the Department of Health’s website.
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