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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2015

DHEC lifts swimming advisory

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has lifted the swimming advisory issued yesterday for a section of beach along South Carolina's Grand Strand, 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 areas included 200 feet above and below the beach access at Town of Briarcliffe Cabana and the Middle Gate Beach Access in the Town of Briarcliffe. Normal activity can resume in these areas."

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

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For more information:
Jim Beasley – (803) 898-7769
E-mail – beaslejc@dhec.sc.gov