Swimming advisory issued for portion of Surfside Beach

SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. — A temporary swimming advisory has been issued for a portion of Surfside Beach in South Carolina for a high bacteria reading.

Department of Health and Environmental Control officials said the area affected is at 16th Avenue North.

"Routine sampling yielded a 645 CFU/100ml at WAC-030,” said DHEC representative Sean Torrens.

Advisory signs have been put up on the beach.

Officials did not say what was causing the high bacteria reading.

Surfside Beach is about 10 miles south of Myrtle Beach.

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