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Sept. 23, 2013


DHEC lifts swimming advisory

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental control has lifted the swimming advisory issued last week on a section of beach in Georgetown County, the agency announced today.

“Our analysis of the water in the area 200 feet above and below the beach access at DeBordieu Boulevard and Ocean Green Drive shows that bacteria levels have returned to normal,” said Sean Torrens of DHEC's Pee Dee Environmental Quality Control office in Myrtle Beach. “We believe it is safe to resume all recreational activities, including swimming, in that area.”

According to Torrens, it is also safe to wade, collect shells and fish in the area.

For more information about beach water quality, call DHEC's Pee Dee EQC office at (843) 238-4378 or visit DHEC's beach monitoring webpage at:


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