MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Six of ten swim advisories issued for sections of the South Carolina coast have been lifted. The advisories were issued in the Myrtle Beach area because of high bacteria levels in the water.

It is safe to wade in the water in the affected areas. However, you should avoid swallowing the water and keep your head above it. You should also stay out of the water if you have any cuts.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) said the advisory is still in effects for the following sections:

  • 16th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach
  • 34th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach
  • 11th Avenue North in Surfside Beach
  • 3rd Avenue South in Surfside Beach

Health officials said you can still collect shells and fish in the area.

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