Bacteria found near Sebastian Inlet and Vero Beach

Sebastian Inlet
Sebastian Inlet

The Florida Department of State Health Department at Indian River County has issued a warning for swimmers to stay out of the water near the Sebastian Inlet and other beaches in Vero Beach.

Last Friday, health officials reported higher than normal levels of enteric bacteria found in the Indian River Lagoon near Coconut Point at the Sebastian Inlet State Park.

Today, health officials are also warning swimmers to stay out of the water at South Beach, Humiston Beach and Sexton Plaza Beach in Vero Beach.

A large plume of dirty water was seen over the weekend near the Sebastian Inlet.

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It’s typical to see water like this near the Sebastian Inlet following a Hurricane or tropical storm.

However, we have been hit with a lot of heavy rain recently, which could be runoff from the mainland.

Sebastian Daily is monitoring the situation and will be at the beaches today. We will follow up with more information.


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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.