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Swim advisory canceled for part of North Myrtle Beach

Swimming in Grand Strand swashes and ocean outfalls unsafe

Swimming in swashes and ocean outfalls along the Grand Strand is unsafe as water may contain high levels of bacteria after heavy rains.
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Swimming in swashes and ocean outfalls along the Grand Strand is unsafe as water may contain high levels of bacteria after heavy rains.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control canceled a swim advisory Friday for part of North Myrtle Beach.

The affected area was 200 feet above and below 17th Avenue South.

DHEC issues a temporary swim advisory if bacteria levels are elevated above state and federal standards.

It’s okay to wade and fish in the affected areas, but DHEC says people should avoid going under the surface to avoid swallowing water.

In addition, DHEC says that people with open cuts or wounds should avoid affected areas entirely.

Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian

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