Gold Star Beach Closed by Bacteria

Gold Star Battalion Beach in Huntington is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria, the Suffolk County Health Department said Thursday.

Commissioner of Health Dr. Gregson Pigott noted that bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.

The beach will reopen when further testing finds that bacteria has declined to acceptable levels, the county said.

For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 852-5822 or contact the Department’s Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours.

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