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MEDIA ADVISORY
May 30, 2014

DHEC lifts swimming advisory

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has lifted the swimming advisory issued earlier this week for a small section of beach in Horry County, the agency announced today.

"Bacteria levels have returned to normal," said Sean Torrens of DHEC's Pee Dee Environmental Quality Control office in Myrtle Beach. "The affected area included 200 feet above and below the Middle Gate Road beach access at Briarcliff Acres. Normal activity can resume in this area."

For more information about beach water quality, call DHEC's Myrtle Beach EQC office at (843) 238-4378 or visit DHEC's beach monitoring webpage at: http://www.scdhec.gov/beach.

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Jim Beasley - (803) 898-7769
Email - beaslejc@dhec.sc.gov

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