Cape Coral reopens Yacht Club Beach after latest tests

Posted at 10:57 AM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 14:51:23-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- The city manager in Cape Coral has reopened the beach at the Yacht Club after the latest round of bacteria tests found no toxins in the water.

City Manager John Szerlag said in a statement Thursday: “Based on these results, we are reopening the Yacht Club beach for swimming,” said City Manager John Szerlag.  “That said, I will continue to push for continuity between FDEP and our county health departments relative to when swimming advisories should be issued for public beaches.”

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection sampled the waters at the Yacht Club on Monday, July 18, and posted the results on their website Thursday morning.

The beach had been closed since Sunday as a precaution, based on previous FDEP tests that showed a low level of toxins.