Multiple beaches closed in PBC and Martin County
Life guard at Hobe Sound Beach.
Photo by Troy Brown Toxic 18
Police have closed beaches from Jupiter Inlet to Carlin Park until further notice and are asking people to leave the area.
According to Jupiter Police, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue requested the closure after some beachgoers experienced medical issues.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says multiple people complained of respiratory and skin irritations along the beaches in northern Palm Beach County.
Jupiter police say the Environmental Protection Agency is testing water samples.
Martin County has issued an advisory for Hobe Sound Beach and Bathtub Beach. Beach goers are reporting respiratory issues consistent with Red Tide, which may be present. The beaches are open to swimming, however residents with respiratory issues are advised to avoid Hobe Sound and Bathtub Beaches at this time.
#toxic18 documenter Troy Brown was at the beach and started coughing 3 minutes after he got there.
Residents and visitors may call the beach hotline at 772-320-3112 which is updated daily and visit www.martin.fl.us for all county-related news and info.