8 beaches under swimming advisories

Published: Monday, September 16, 2013 at 02:00 PM.


FORT WALTON BEACH — Eight of the 14 locations tested through the Okaloosa County Health Department’s Healthy Beaches program showed high levels of bacteria.

Fort Walton Beach’s Liza Jackson Park and Garniers Park, Okaloosa Island’s Marler Park, Wayside Park, the Gulf Islands National Seashore and the East Pass, the Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park in Niceville and the Clement E. Taylor Park in Destin all failed the weekly test, according to the Health Department.

People who get into the water with such high levels of fecal pollution might experience illness, infections or rashes.

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