- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The state has cautioned against swimming at a section of beach near Myrtle Beach State Park because of pollution in stormwater runoff from Tropical Storm Bonnie.

The Post and Courier of Charleston (https://bit.ly/1ZeCTid ) reports that the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control on Wednesday advised people not to put their heads in the water in a 400-foot swath of beach in front of Lands End Resort until bacteria levels drop in the coming days. Still, officials say it is safe to wade, collect shells or fish, as long as no open wounds are exposed to the water.

The state also on Wednesday closed shellfish harvesting beds in Charleston County, although harvesting oysters or clams has already been closed for the season.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com

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