BEACH Program Update
On February 16, 2013, the Seattle-King County Public Health District issued beach closures at Richey Viewpoint Park and Cormorant Cove Park in West Seattle. The closure was issued because of a nearby sewer line break. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water.
Contact with fecal contaminated waters can result in gastroenteritis, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Children and the elderly may be more vulnerable to waterborne illnesses.
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Julie Lowe is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at 360-407-6543 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.