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Barefoot Beach water in danger of being a health hazard

Posted at 1:54 PM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 13:54:08-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Health officials are resampling the water at Barefoot Beach Preserve in Collier County after very high bacteria results came back this week.

If the second test results show high bacteria levels Thursday, a swimming advisory could be issued and it could be considered a health hazard.

According to test results from Collier County Pollution Control, Monday's samples from Barefoot Beach showed enterococci levels of 314 parts per 100 milliliters.  Test results would have to be below 35 to earn a "good" reading.  Anything over 71 is considered "poor".

Most other testing sites in the county resulted in a result of 10, and Tigertail Beach tested at 31.