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No Swim Advisory lifted for Sarasota Beaches, including Siesta Key

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Aug 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-13 22:51:27-04

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — UPDATE 8-13-22 | No swim advisory for Sarasota County beaches have been lifted.

Original story:

The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County issued a no-swim advisory for multiple beaches in Sarasota County after bacteria was found in the water on Monday.

The DOH-Sarasota issued a no swim advisory for the following beaches:

  • Siesta Key Beach
  • North Lido Beach
  • Lido Casino

The beaches remain open, but wadding, swimming, and water recreation are not recommended when no swim advisories are in place.

According to the DOH-Sarasota, an advisory is issued when the number of enterococcus bacteria found in the water during testing are unsuitable for swimming. The DOH-Sarasota said enterococcus bacteria could come from natural sources such as birds, marine wildlife, and stormwater runoff.

The DOH-Sarasota resampled the beaches on Thursday and will have updated results on Friday.