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Swim advisory lifted at Carlin Park beach in Jupiter

Posted at 4:25 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 09:06:39-04

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UPDATE: The Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County on Friday lifted a health advisory for Carlin Park in Jupiter after recent samplings showed bacterial levels in the good range for swimmers.


EARLIER STORY: It's hot enough outside that many of you will be out in the water this week.

But the latest water samples across Palm Beach County show that a popular swimming spot has tested poorly for water quality.

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County officials have issued a no swimming advisory for the Carlin Park beach due to high concentrations of bacteria.

"A poor rating at one of our beaches is generally caused by high levels of enterococci in the water. That’s basically fecal pollution," said Alex Shaw with the Florida Department of Health. "This can usually come from wildlife, heavy recreation usage, high surf, or storm runoffs."

Some beach goers said the timing with the heat couldn't be worse.

"It’s refreshing," said Nelly Pimentel. "We spent like 30 minutes in the water. I didn’t feel anything, no itching or anything so far. For me it’s good."

"If you have a weakened immune system, small children, or open wounds, we’d like to discourage you from bathing when we know that the advisory is posted," said Shaw.

To learn more about the water quality at local beaches, click here.