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High bacteria levels found at Copiague, Amityville beaches

Tanner Park Beach in Copiague and Amityville Beach in Amityville are closed to swimming, as water samples show higher than acceptable levels of bacteria, Suffolk County health officials said Monday.

James Tomarken, Suffolk’s health commissioner, said in a news release that swimming in bacteria-contaminated water can lead to gastrointestinal illness, and eye, ear, nose and throat infections.

The beaches will be reopened when testing shows that bacteria levels are at acceptable ranges, officials said.

For further information on beach closings and openings, call Suffolk’s beach hotline at 631-852-5822.

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