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Beaches in Brookhaven and North Sea reopened, health officials say

After being closed due to high bacteria levels, both Rocky Point Beach in Brookhaven Town and Emma Rose Elliston Beach in North Sea in Southampton Town have been reopened for swimming, Suffolk County health officials said Monday.

The reopening comes as recent water samples now meet state standards.

Swimming in contaminated water "can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose and throat," said Dr. James Tomarken, county health commissioner.

To learn more and stay up to date on affected beaches, residents can call the county's bathing beach hotline at 631-852-5822 or check the beach map at


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