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Strand Beach at the Pier on Tybee Island placed under advisory

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TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

Strand Beach at the Pier, from 11th Street to 18th Street, on Tybee Island has been placed under advisory by the Chatham County Health Dept.

The beach advisory is to alert the public of a possible risk of illness connected with contact with the water in the area. The advisory, however, does not mean the beach is closed.

The Chatham County Health Dept. recommends that people do not swim or wade in the water in the area, and fish and seafood from that area should be washed thoroughly with fresh water and thoroughly cooked before eating.

The area will be retested and the advisory will be lifted when bacteria levels meet the EPA's recommended standard.

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