Some Ocean City beaches reopen

August 29, 2008 4:11:23 PM PDT
Some South Jersey beaches may remain closed until Saturday after more medical waste was found. Six syringes were found after a beach inspection Friday morning in Avalon, forcing people away from the water there.

Mayor Marty Palugi says they were insulin-type needles, and different from the medical waste that was discovered last weekend.

The beaches from 35th Street to 9th Street remain closed. Beaches south of 35th Street opened at 1:00 p.m. Friday.

In Ocean City, officials found four needles and closed all beaches until 2:00 p.m.

There have been no injuries, but Cape May County health officials say the biggest concern is the risk of Tetanus.

"If anyone is stuck, they should contact their doctor immediately," said Kevin Thomas from the Health Department.

Meanwhile, one needle washed up in Strathmere today, closing the beach at 22nd street, and one also washed up in Sea Isle City, closing the beaches at First and Second Streets.

The state Attorney General's Office is investigating the Avalon incident, and has posted a $10,000 reward.

Click here to get the latest Philadelphia news and headlines from across the Delaware and Lehigh valleys.


Load Comments