Health advisory issued for beaches on St. Simons Island

The Glynn County Health Department issued health advisories Tuesday for beachgoers at St. Simons Island.

They apply to two beaches on the island: East Beach and Massengale Park Beach.

The release says the advisory was issued to alert swimmers of a possible risk of illness associated with water contact.

Possible illness would be due to an abundance of enterococcus bacteria in the water that exceeds the EPA’s standards.

The health department says that although the beaches are not closed, they ask people do not swim or wade in the water in those two areas.

The water will be retested and the advisory lifted once the bacteria levels meet the proper standards.

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