Update: The advisory has been lifted.
Swimmers should avoid a section North Myrtle Beach right now.
One part of the beach along South Carolina's Grand Strand has been placed under a temporary swimming advisory according to a Department of Health and Environmental Control press release sent out shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday.
"The area affected is at 16th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach," Sean Torrens of DHEC's Pee Dee Environmental Affairs office in Myrtle Beach said in the release. "High bacteria levels have been detected in this section of beach, and swimming is not advised until bacteria levels return to normal."
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It’s still safe to wade, but Torrens said visitors should keep their heads out of the water and people with open cuts or wounds should avoid contact with the water.
According to Torrens, DHEC staff will be placing temporary signs at the location.
Visit http://gis.dhec.sc.gov/beachaccess/ to view recent water sampling results along the coast.