Beach water advisory issued for part of Tybee Island

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The Chatham County Health Department has issued a beach water advisory for Polk St. Beach, which extends from the north end of the beach to the north jetty on Tybee Island.

This advisory is only for the area specified above and does not impact the other beach areas on the island. There is no way of knowing if going into water that is under advisory will result in illness. However, these beach water advisories are to alert the public of a possible risk of illness associated with water contact. An area under advisory does not mean the beach is closed.

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