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Cannon Beach health advisory lifted after fecal bacteria levels subside

While contact with ocean water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk, health officials recommended staying out of large pools on the beach frequented by birds.
Credit: Joe Reineri/ KGW

CANNON BEACH, Ore. — A health advisory for Cannon Beach was lifted Wednesday after testing showed fecal bacteria levels found in the ocean subsided, officials said.

While contact with ocean water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk, health officials recommended staying out of large pools on the beach frequented by birds because that water may contain more bacteria from fecal matter.

The short-lived health health advisory was issued on Tuesday.

Updates on current Oregon beach advisories can be found here.

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