MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There was lots of disappointment at some Miami-Dade beaches Thursday as a swim advisory remained in effect at several locations because of
high bacteria levels.
A swim advisory remains in effect for the following beaches:
- Surfside at 93rd
- North shore at 73rd
- Collins park 21st street
- South beach at Collins ave
- South beach at south
- Pointe drive
- Virginia Beach
- Key Biscayne’s Crandon beaches
We are already under a swim advisory.
Going in, you risk getting sick.
Symptoms like vomiting, skin rashes, eye irritation and things of that nature.
But the health department’s Dr. Samir Elmir says this pollution is not connected to that,
Major sewer pipe break under the Oleta River nearly two weeks ago but it is the result of stormwater runoff, pet waste, even people using the ocean
as a bathroom.
We’ve had a lot of rain. The winds stir up the bottom.
There is ongoing testing and the bacteria levels will change, but swimmers aren’t taking chances.
New results are expected Friday.
For more information, please visit the Florida Healthy Beaches Program Website at http://www.flhealth.gov.