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No-swimming advisory lifted at Yacht Club beach

By Staff | Apr 23, 2019

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County has removed the advisory to stay out of the water at the Cape Coral Yacht Club.

Tests completed Tuesday for Enterococcus bacteria in water samples taken April 22 showed levels under the maximum contaminant level.

This beach park is 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 storm water 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).

For more information visit lee.floridahealth.gov/.