South Shore Beaches Closed To Swimming As Testing Shows Possible Bacteria

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A sign warning the public at Wollaston Beach in Quincy. (James Rojas/WBZ NewsRadio)

QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Several South Shore beaches have been closed to swimming after the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority said testing showed the presence of possible disease-causing microbes.

Affected beaches include Wollaston Beach in Quincy, Malibu and Tenean Beaches in Dorchester, and Constitution Beach in East Boston.

Officials warn that contact with the water may get you sick.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas spoke with Emily Ruden, who was getting another water sample for EST Associates Inc.

"We're going around and re-sampling the beaches that we did yesterday, or most of them at least, just to ensure that everybody is getting the safest water and the safest swim time as you can," Ruden said.

Despite signs posted on the beaches, some were ignoring the warning.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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