Jekyll St. Andrews Beach Advisory Issued
GLYNN COUNTY, GA ¬– St. Andrews Beach (from Macy Lane to the St. Andrews picnic area) on Jekyll Island has been placed under advisory by the Glynn County Health Department. This advisory is only for the area(s) specified above and does not impact any other beaches on the island. This beach water advisory is to alert the public of a possible risk of illness associated with water contact but does not mean the beach is closed.
Routine water quality tests from samples taken October 18, 2013 at that location showed a high level of enterococci bacteria which increase the risk of gastrointestinal illness in swimmers.
The Glynn County Health Department recommends you do not swim or wade in the water in the area(s) under advisory. Fish and other seafood caught from this area should be thoroughly washed with fresh water and thoroughly cooked before eating as should fish or seafood caught from any waters.
The area will be retested October 22 and the advisory will be lifted when tests show the bacteria levels meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended standards.
Contact: Sally Silbermann 912.644.5217