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Swim advisory issued because of high bacteria levels

By Valentina Wilson
Published On: Jun 03 2014 10:50:22 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 03 2014 11:01:10 PM CDT
Swim Advisory

State officials have issued a swim advisory because of high levels of bacteria near Bogue Inlet.
 
The alert affects water one mile south of Bogue Inlet near Bear Island in Swansboro.

The sample contained high levels of a bacteria that is found in the intestines of warm blooded animals.

State investigators say the bacteria does not cause illness but may indicate the presence of other disease-causing organisms.