Water-Related News

Cape Coral Yacht Club beach tests high for bacteria

Kim Londono and her family flew to Southwest Florida from New York to enjoy the sand, water and beautiful weather at the Cape Cora Yacht Club.

All was going well until Wednesday night. Londono’s son started to break out.

“We didn’t notice it until this morning,” Londono said. “But we were out last night and we just stayed until almost after the sunset and so came home and then this morning, noticed he had redness around his shoulders and just itching, itching. He’s still itching a little bit.”

London learned Thursday morning the Florida Department of Health in Lee County posted “no swimming” signs. An advisory was made to the public to not enter the water at the Cape Coral Yacht Club due to high levels of bacteria identified in routine testing.

Specifically, the beach park is located at 5819 Driftwood Pkwy in Cape Coral.

The release said tests completed April 18, indicate that the water quality at the Cape Coral Yacht Club does not meet the safety criteria for Enterococcus bacteria recommended by the Florida Dept. of Health.