Evil Act Threatens Swimmers!
It seems someone has recently placed hundreds of roofing nails just under the sandy bottom of a popular ‘blue hole’. With the recent ‘flesh eating bacteria’ fond in Georgia waters, an injury from these roofing nails could be serious indeed.
Below is a copy of the press release :
The Lee County Code Enforcement Office received a complaint over the
weekend after a boater discovered several hundred roofing nails had been
dumped in a popular swimming area on the Kinchafoonee Creek. County Code
Enforcement Officers went to McAfee Blue in South Lee County Monday
morning and found more nails along the bank. Many of the nails are
located just under the sand and can cause serious injury and likely
infection. Because of the hazard, the area has since been posted with a
sign warning swimmers to stay out of the area until it can be cleaned
up. The site will be evaluated by the Lee County Fire Department’s
C.E.R.T. team and the clean up could begin as soon as Saturday June 23rd
with the use of magnets, screens, and dive teams.
The area has recently been the source of complaints to the Sheriff’s
Office, Code Enforcement, and D.N.R. and including complaints of
underage drinking, drug use, public drunkenness, litter issues, as well
as loud and vulgar language. Code Enforcement is asking people not to
visit the site until it safe to do so. For more information about the
bluehole and future clean up events in Lee County please contact Jim
Wright at (229)759-6000. The County’s Annual Rivers Alive event will be
held on Saturday July 14th. To sign up for the river and creek clean up
please call Lesley Barbosa at the Lee County Chamber of Commerce at