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SCDHEC lifts swimming advisory for North Myrtle, Surfside

Clean beach is the key to the Lowcountry South Carolina culture and economy.
Clean beach is the key to the Lowcountry South Carolina culture and economy. Staff file

A temporary ban on swimming along portions of the Grand Strand coast has been lifted, South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control announced Friday afternoon.

The ban affected 16th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach, and 16th Avenue North, 11th Avenue North and 3rd Avenue South in Surfside Beach.

The ban was lifted around 3:30 p.m., due to bacteria levels no longer exceeding expected water quality standards.

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