Swimming Advisory Lifted For Popular Section of North Myrtle Beach

No Swimming Advisory for Portion of North Myrtle Beach

A section of beach along South Carolina's Grand Strand is no longer under a swimming advisory, the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported Friday.

"The area affected was 17th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach," said Sean Torrens of DHEC's Pee Dee Environmental Affairs office in Myrtle Beach. "Bacteria levels no longer exceed water quality standards and activity can resume in this area."

To view recent water samplings along the coast, visit S.C. DHEC's S.C. Beach Guide.

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A popular section of beach along North Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand has been placed under a temporary swimming advisory, the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported Thursday.

"The area affected is at 17th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach," said Sean Torrens of DHEC's Pee Dee Environmental Affairs office in Myrtle Beach. "High bacteria levels have been detected in this section of beach, and swimming is not advised until bacteria levels return to normal."

According to Torrens, it is safe to wade, collect shells and fish within the swimming advisory area. 

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"To guard against the possibility of swallowing the water, it's best to keep your head up and out of the water," Torrens said. "People with open cuts or other wounds should also avoid contact with the water."

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