Swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach south lifted

Posted at 3:11 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 12:47:43-04

HAMPTON, Va. – The Health Department said Friday that a swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach south was lifted.

The five locations in Hampton that were impacted were Fort Monroe’s Outlook Beach; three spots along Buckroe Beach; and Salt Ponds Beach.

An advisory doesn’t close the water to swimmers — it just warns you that you face elevated risk. The risk is especially elevated for children, who are more likely to swallow the water, or those who have open wounds or weakened immune systems.

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