Island Health recommends swimmers of all stripes avoid the waters of Hamsterly Beach at Elk Lake, located within the Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park.
Island Health issued the beach advisory Friday afternoon, stating that preliminary sampling results show bacteriological counts which exceed acceptable guideline limits in the water.
A beach advisory indicates the water may be unsafe for swimming and recreational activities. As a precautionary measure, it is not recommended for people or pets to enter the water.
Signs are being posted at the lake and further sampling is underway.
For updates regarding this advisory please visit crd.bc.ca/alerts.