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Bennett Beach is closed for the day due to high E. coli count.

Troy Schinzel, commissioner of parks, recreation and forestry for Erie County, said some other nearby beaches may be closed as well, but Bennett is the only swimming/activity beach in the county.

The Health Department tests the water every day for E. coli. Schinzel said the current conditions could be a result of recent rain, run off and wind directions.

Bennett Beach will be tested again Wednesday and could reopen that day.

“It’s for safety,” Schinzel said of today’s closure. “It’s the right thing to do.”

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