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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2015

DHEC lifts swimming advisory for Edisto Beach

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has lifted the swimming advisory issued yesterday for a portion of Edisto Beach, the agency announced today.

"Bacteria levels have returned to normal," said Russell Berry of DHEC's Lowcountry Environmental Quality Control office in Beaufort. "The affected area included 200 feet above and below the beach access at Ebb Tide Street. Normal activity can resume in this area."

For more information about beach water quality, call DHEC's Lowcountry EQC office in Beaufort at (843) 846-1030 or visit DHEC's beach monitoring webpage athttp://www.scdhec.gov/beach.

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Jim Beasley
Public Information Director
beaslejc@dhec.sc.gov
803.898.7769