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Department of Health issues precautionary swim advisory for county beaches

Due to debris in the water, swimming is not recommended & county beaches remain closed

By Staff | Jan 25, 2023

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County reissued its county wide precautionary swim advisory for all public beaches on Monday.

As a result of Hurricane Ian, debris remains in area beaches, including debris buried under shallow sand and not immediately visible, the department stated.

“Additionally, water quality has been affected and at this time, swimming is not recommended,” the department stated.

“Tests will be conducted, when possible, to determine the water quality at public beach locations. Until test results are available, you should assume that water contact may pose an increased risk of disease or illness, particularly for susceptible individuals.”

Lee County’s public beach parks on Fort Myers Beach – Lynn Hall Memorial Park, Bowditch Point Park and Crescent Beach Family Park, remain closed.

The parking lots at Lynn Hall Memorial Park and Bowditch Point Park remain gated.