Water-Related News

With red tide absent, people return to Fort Myers Beach

When Priscilla Izquierdo’s mom told her the beach was clear to swim, Izquierdo had her doubts.

But when the Cape Coral mother and her children, Brandon, 11; D.J., 5; and Siri, 3 arrived at Fort Myers Beach on Saturday, the water was so clear they jumped right in.

“It’s awesome we were finally able to get in the water,” Izquierdo said. “No more pool. We could come back to the beach. The red tide, I didn’t believe it’s gone. We’re trusting it is.”

So are hundreds of other Southwest Florida beachgoers.