Health department issues swim advisory for Crandon North Beach due to bacteria

UPDATE (9/6/18): The swim advisory for Crandon North Beach has been lifted. A new advisory is in place for Crandon South Beach and Key Biscayne Beach Club. For more information, click here.


KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (WSVN) — A swimming advisory has been issued for Crandon North Beach near Key Biscayne.

Two consecutive water samples revealed higher-than-acceptable levels of enterococci bacteria, which can make swimmers sick.

“The results of the sampling indicate that water contact may pose an increased risk of illness, particularly for susceptible individuals,” a release from the Florida Department of Health said.

It is advised that beachgoers stay on shore until new tests come back clean.

For more information, visit the Department of Health’s website.

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