DHEC issues swim advisory for portion of Horry County beach - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

DHEC issues swim advisory for portion of Horry County beach

This image shows a section of Horry County beach that is under a swimming advisory. (Source: Google Earth) This image shows a section of Horry County beach that is under a swimming advisory. (Source: Google Earth)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A portion of Horry County’s beach has been placed under a temporary swimming advisory by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

According to a SCDHEC press release, the affected portion includes 200 feet above and below the Land's End Resort, which is in the Arcadian Shores area.

High bacteria levels were detected in this section of beach, and swimming is not advised until those levels return to normal.

The release said it is safe to wade, collect shells and fish within the swimming advisory area.

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