sandy hook 070415 3The closure of Beach D is the second since last August. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

just_in1For the second time in less than a year, one of the ocean beaches at Sandy Hook was closed Wednesday after a high level of bacteria was found in the water, reported.


From the report:

Beach D is closed until bacteria levels, which tested high on Tuesday, come down to allowable levels, said Pete McCarthy, coordinator of the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Park.

He said the water was retested on Wednesday and because the results won’t be available until Thursday, Beach D will remain closed as a precaution.

Visitors are being directed to other beaches, according to the report.

Beach D was closed for a day last August because of high bacteria levels.

Rising fecal coliform levels in the Navesink River, particularly following rainfalls, led environmentalists to join in trying to combat the issue last week.