MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Don’t go in the water in South Beach. A swimming advisory has been posted at the beach on 1st Street in the most southern portion of Miami Beach.
According to the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade, “Samples of beach water collected at this location did not meet the recreational water quality standard for enterococci”, which is a fecal bacteria found in humans and animals.
Swimming in tainted water increases the risk of getting sick.
This advisory comes at a pretty bad time when Miami Beach is packed with a spring break crowd.
“The prevalence of enteric bacteria is an indicator of fecal pollution, which may come from stormwater run-off, wildlife, pets and human sewage,” the Department of Health advisory says.