High bacteria levels prompt swim advisory for 53rd Street Beach in Miami Beach

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County has issued a swim advisory for the 53rd Street Beach in Miami Beach.

According to officials, two consecutive water samples taken by the health department came back with unacceptably high levels of enterococcibacteria.

Officials advise people to refrain from swimming in the area until further notice, since contact with the water could pose an increased risk of illness.