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Health advisories posted at eight Collier County beaches

Posted: 2:12 PM, Oct 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-10 18:12:31Z

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Health in Collier County has posted health advisories at eight county beaches after recent sampling showed bacteria levels in the water to be high.

The affected beaches include:

  • Wiggins Pass
  • Naples Pier
  • Residents Beach
  • South Marco Beach
  • Park Shore
  • Barefoot Beach
  • Vanderbilt Beach
  • Seagate Beach

Tests at Doctor's Pass, Lowdermilk Park, Hideaway Beach, and Tigertail Beach tested at satisfactory levels.

According to DOH-Collier, causes of the elevated level that prompted the advisory are unknown, but are generally associated with wildlife, heavy recreational usage, runoff following heavy rains, and high surf from high winds and high tides.

DOH-Collier always encourages rinsing with fresh water after swimming in any natural body of water, and avoid swallowing any water while swimming.