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Beach Advisory REMOVED at Cape Coral Yacht Club Beach in Cape Coral

Posted at 5:29 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 18:03:24-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) removes the advisory to stay out of the water at the Cape Coral Yacht Club.

More testing for Enterococcus bacteria in water samples taken April 22, 2019 showed levels were under the maximum contaminant level. This beach park is located at 5819 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral.

Enterococcus bacteria normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals. The presence of an elevated concentration of these bacteria is an indicator of pollution, which may come from stormwater runoff, pets, wildlife or sewage. Elevated levels of Enterococcus bacteria have been associated with an increased risk of swimming-associated gastroenteritis illness (diarrhea and abdominal pain).

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