Health advisory lifted for Yacht Club Beach in Cape Coral

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A health advisory was lifted Tuesday afternoon for the Yacht Club Beach, according to the Florida Department of Health in Lee County.

The advisory was placed last week in regards to high bacteria levels at the beach on 5819 Driftwood Parkway in Cape Coral, the health department said.

Tests completed on Tuesday for Enterococcus Bacteria in water samples taken on April 23 showed levels under the maximum containment level, the health department said.

Elevated levels of Enterococcus bacteria can lead to an increased risk of diarrhea and abdominal pain from a swimming-associated gastroenteritis illness, according to the health department.

Yolanda Olsen, of the Cape’s Merry Mariners Boat Group, urged Cape Coral to do more testing.

“I’m really a proponent of more frequent testing and source testing,” Olsen said. “So that we learn more, otherwise we’re just gonna sit here and get frustrated.”

The water at Yacht Club Beach comes from the Caloosahatchee River, according to city officials.

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