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Beach Advisory, Yacht Club Beach

By Lee-PIO

April 19, 2018

Florida Department of Health in Lee County
Lee-PIO@FLHealth.gov

Fort Myers, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) is advising the public not to enter the water at the Yacht Club Beach, Cape Coral due to high levels of bacteria identified in routine testing. This beach park is located at 5819 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral 33904.

Tests completed April 19, 2018, indicate that the water quality at the Yacht Club Beach, Cape Coral does not meet the safety criteria for Enterococcus bacteria recommended by the Florida Department of Health. Water contact may pose an increased risk of disease, particularly for susceptible individuals.

  • No wading or swimming at the Yacht Club Beach, Cape Coral is recommended.

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).

This advisory will continue until bacteria levels are below the accepted health level. New test results should be available for Yacht Club Beach, Cape Coral on Tuesday afternoon, April 24, 2018.

For more information call (239) 274-2200 or go to http://lee.floridahealth.gov/.

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