City Lifts No-Swim Advisory at Five Public Beaches

By Natalie Musumeci on August 14, 2014 11:29am | Updated on August 14, 2014 11:38am

 The no-swim advisory has been lifted at five city beaches, including Coney Island.
The no-swim advisory has been lifted at five city beaches, including Coney Island.
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NEW YORK CITY — Everybody back in the water.

A day after warning swimmers to stay out of the water at five public beaches because of high levels of contamination, the city's Health Department lifted the warning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

The Department of Health has deemed the water safe to swim in at Coney Island and Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn, and Midland Beach, South Beach, and Cedar Grove in Staten Island.

Sewage overflows and storm runoffs sparked by the recent heavy rains prompted the DOH to issue the advisory due to increased levels of water contamination.

Fore more information, visit maps.nyc.gov/beach.

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