The Florida Department of Health reported harmful bacteria in both northern and southern parts of Crandon Park near Key Biscayne. This past weekend, visitor Haleigh Hockenberry had to cut short her beach trip due to water contamination.
“It is kind of ruining our beach day,” said Hockenberry. “We’re really hot. We want to cool down.”
While fire rescue trucks cautioned against water entry, no caution signs were posted on the beach. The contamination is linked to human sewage and animal waste, possibly due to a nearby sewage treatment plant.
For more updates on the advisory, visit FloridaHealth.gov.