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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Hampton Health Department issues new swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach

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July 25, 2018 - The Hampton Health Department has issued a swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach because of elevated bacteria levels that were found in water samples taken Tuesday. The department recommends beachgoers avoid swimming in the area during the advisory.

Recreational waters are routinely monitored during the summer swimming season. Four beaches in Newport News and two beaches in Virginia Beach are also under swimming advisories. People swimming or playing in waters with higher than normal bacteria levels have an increased risk of developing gastrointestinal illnesses. 

The results of new tests are expected Thursday.

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