Lake warnings remain in place as tests continue

PUBLISHED: 14:00 15 September 2017

Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park, Highbridge.

Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park, Highbridge.

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Visitors are continuing to be warned to stay away from a Highbridge lake after a potentially toxic form of algae was discovered.

Results of tests carried out on Wednesday showed the water at Apex Park remains ‘contaminated’ and people are still being told not to use the lake.

A Somerset County Council spokesman said: “The waters in Apex Park were sampled on Wednesday.

“The water still remains contaminated and quite green, although there is no scum.

“Weekly sampling will continue.

“Warning signs will remain in place.”

Anyone who has come into contact with the water is advised to wash immediately, while anyone who has fallen ill after touching the water should seek urgent medical attention.

Dog owners have also been told to keep their pets away from the lake and fishing is currently not permitted in the affected water.

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