Iroquois beach unsafe for swimming

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

Editor’s note: The health unit lifted the advisory for the beach on Friday, June 17, 2016. The beach is now safe for swimming.

IROQUOIS – Beach goers looking to cool off this week will have to look somewhere else than Iroquois Beach.

The waterfront recreational area has been posted as of Thursday afternoon by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, according to the township.

The no swimming advisory is in effect until further notice.

Beaches are usually posted due to higher than acceptable levels of E. coli bacteria.

The health unit monitors 15 beaches in SD&G and Prescott-Russell, according to its website.