Health advisory warns bacteria found in water at 4 PBC beaches

A no swimming flag flies on the beach in an area where there is a known rip current, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. South Florida beachgoers are being warned to be careful in the ocean after a rip current advisory was extended. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue spokesman Timothy Heiser says 23 rescues have been made along Fort Lauderdale beaches since Friday. (AP Photo)

Four Palm Beach County beaches have been closed to the public due to elevated levels of bacteria found in the water.

The four local beaches currently closed are Dubois Park in Jupiter, Kreusler Park in Lake Worth Beach, Ocean Inlet Park in Ocean Ridge, Lantana Beach.

The Florida Department of Health says recent tests determined that the beaches listed above have poor water quality.

The FDH urge beachgoers not to swim at those Palm Beach County locations until further notice.

Health officials will reportedly retest the water and lift the advisory once the bacteria levels fall into an “acceptable range.”

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