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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2016

DHEC lifts swimming advisory for N. Myrtle Beach

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has lifted the swimming advisory issued yesterday for a portion of the 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 area included 200 feet above and below the street end of 16th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach. Normal activity can resume in this area."

For more information about beach water quality in the Myrtle Beach area, call DHEC's Pee Dee EQC office in Myrtle Beach at (843)238-4378 or visit http://gis.dhec.sc.gov/beachaccess/ to view recent water sampling results along the coast.

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