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PICNIC ISLAND BEACH CLOSES TO SWIMMERS

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The beach at Picnic Island has been temporarily closed to swimmers because of high levels of bacteria. Officials with the Hillsborough County Health Department said it is safe to sunbathe and picnic, but they advise against swimming.

Two boaters hurt when they hit an I-75 pylon

Authorities rushed Saturday night to a boating accident at 9338 Old Gibsonton Drive in eastern Hillsborough County. Officials said a boat on the Alafia River hit a pylon of Interstate 75 about 9:45 p.m. The accident left two injured people in the water. Part of I-75 was temporarily shut down so a rescue helicopter could take one of the injured boaters to a hospital. The other victim was transported by ambulance. Officials from the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office, county Fire Rescue and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission worked the case.

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