Swimming advisories lifted for Miami-Dade beaches after bacteria contamination

By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer
Associated Press

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Swimming advisories for several Miami-Dade beaches closed because of bacterial contamination were lifted Tuesday.

The advisories at the following beaches were put into place last week:

  • Golden Beach
  • Sunny Isles
  • Surfside
  • North Shore
  • 53rd Street in Miami Beach
  • Haulover South
  • Crandon North
  • Crandon South (originally issued on Sept. 6)

The Florida Department of Health issued the no-swim advisory after two consecutive water samples collected from the north beach exceeded the federal and state recommended standard for enterococci.

Water samples found enterococci, a bacteria that inhabits the intestinal track of humans and animals, and could cause disease or illness.

New tests revealed no enterococci in the water.

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