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Polk Street Beach water advisory lifted

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

Chatham County Health Department has lifted the swim advisory for Polk Street Beach, the northern most part of Tybee Island at the mouth of the Savannah River from the end of the beach to the jetty. 

Officials issued the advisory on April 24 after routine water quality tests showed a high level of enterococci bacteria, which increases the risk of gastrointestinal illness in swimmers.

The advisory was lifted after subsequent water samples showed the bacteria levels had dropped below the Environmental Protection Agency's recommended limits.

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