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Beaches close and several more have advisories

A Beach Closed Sign
A Beach Closed Sign

Two beaches have temporarily closed and several more are on contamination advisory.

Several beaches are now closed due to high levels of bacteria.

According to BeachGuard, beaches like Union Bay, Crooked Lake, Sylvan Lake, and Independence Lake are closed because of high levels of E. Coli caused by stormwater runoff.

Several other beaches, many of which are along Lake Michigan, are now under advisory after potential high levels of E. coli are being monitored.

If ingested, E. coli can cause gastroenteritis which leads to vomiting, diarrhea, and sometimes death.

If you recently visited a beach and now feel sick, head to the nearest hospital as soon as possible.

The advisories and closures will only take place for a few days before being lifted.

Toussaint joined Michigan Radio in June 2022 as a newsroom intern and is currently working in his second summer. He is a senior at Howard University in Washington, D.C., majoring in journalism and minoring in Afro-American Studies.
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