High levels of bacteria found at Kuhio Beach and Ala Moana Beach Park


Health officials are warning beachgoers to stay out of the water at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki and Ala Moana Beach Park.     

Officials found high levels of bacteria at Kuhio Beach that was more than nine-times the normal amount.

It is unknown what caused the high amount of bacteria at this time.

Officials are warning people with weaker immune systems, like seniors and small kids, to especially stay out of the water since they’re more likely to get sick after coming into contact with the bacteria.

There were also high levels of bacteria at Ala Moana Beach Park, but not as much as Kuhio Beach.

Health officials say they’ll keep testing the waters at both beaches until the levels go back to normal.

Warning signs have been posted.

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