Bacteria advisory lifted for Yorktown beach

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VIRGINIA PENINSULA (WAVY) — The Peninsula Health District has lifted a swimming advisory for Yorktown Beach, but left a Wednesday advisory in place for another Peninsula beach.

Public health officials say bacteria test results for King Lincoln Park Beach in Newport News do not meet State Water Quality Standards.

People who swim in the water are at a higher risk of developing gastrointestinal illness.

“We encourage the public to protect their health by complying with this advisory,” said Dr. Nzinga Teule-Hekima, Director of the Peninsula Health District. “Typically, an advisory of this nature is temporary and will be withdrawn once the bacteria levels have returned to a safe level.”

Signs are posted at the affected beaches to warn the public. The health department will remove the signs when they water is back to normal.

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