Polk Street Beach swimming advisory lifted

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - The Chatham County Health Department has lifted the swimming advisory for Polk Street Beach on the northern most part of Tybee Island at the mouth of the Savannah River from the end of the beach to the jetty.

The advisoty was issued on March 2 after a routine water quality test showed a high level of enterocci bacteria which can increase the risk of gastrointestinal illness in swimmers.

The most recent water samples taken show that the bacteria level has dropped below the Environmental Protection Agency's recommended limits.

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