JUST IN: Boca lifts beach swim ban after bacteria levels improve

Surfers and beachgoers at South Beach Park in Boca Raton. (Photo by Lulu Ramadan / Palm Beach Post)

BOCA RATON — City beaches, which were temporarily closed to swimmers, have re-opened after bacteria levels have improved, according to city officials.

The waters were closed to swimmers temporarily after the Florida Department of Health reported elevated bacteria levels Sunday. Samples of the water taken later Wednesday showed improvement in bacteria levels.

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Department of health advisories have since been lifted.

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