JUST IN: Palm Beach County-managed beaches to reopen Friday

UPDATE 5:05 p.m.: Palm Beach County will reopen the beaches it manages on Friday.

The news comes as Boynton Beach says it will also reopen Oceanfront Park on Friday.

UPDATE 4:30 p.m.: Lake worth will reopen its beach on Friday.

“Although patrons will be able to swim in the ocean, they do so at their own risk,” city officials said in a press release. “A red and purple flag will be flying indicating high hazard conditions.”

UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: All beaches managed by Palm Beach County are now closed after staff complained of throat, nose and eye irritation consistent with red tide exposure.

Parking lots, picnic areas, and pavilions not on the beach will continue to be open.

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Boynton Beach’s Oceanfront Park is closed today out of an “abundance of caution.”

Officials said there have been no reports of respiratory concerns, but that with many county beaches closed because of red tide issues, they thought it was the safe thing to do.

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“We just want to proceed carefully and make a good informed decision,” said Wally Majors, Boynton Beach Recreation and Park Department director. “Standing here, I’m having no problems at all, but when we are dealing with people who are elderly or might have medical conditions, we want to err on the side of caution.”

Majors said he’s seen no test results off Boynton’s coastline and doesn’t know if any have been taken.

Eleven water samples taken from Palm Beach Inlet to Jupiter Inlet tested positive for low to moderate levels of Karenia brevis.

Waves break at Phipps Ocean Park in Palm Beach, Florida on October 2, 2018. A red tide outbreak has prompted the beach to be closed. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

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