Friday, August 1, 2014

Fecal Matters: Freeland County Park/Holmes Harbor is CLOSED to swimming, Island County, WA

BEACH Program Update

On August 1, 2014, Island County Public Health closed Freeland County Park/Holmes Harbor to swimming due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. Freeland County Park/Holmes Harbor is located on Whidbey Island. The public is to have no contact with the water until further notice.

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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Debby Sargeant is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at 360-407-6139 or for questions.

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