Par Beach bathers warned after pollutant kills fish

Par Beach Cornwall Council said it was advising people not to enter the water at the beach.

People have been told to stay out of the sea at a beach after a pollutant killed a "significant number" of fish.

About 70 brown trout have died in a four-mile (7km) stretch of the River Par in Cornwall, between Luxulyan and Par Beach, the Environment Agency said.

While it tries to find the source of the pollution, Cornwall Council has advised people not to enter the water.

The authority said bathing water could be affected and the warning could remain in force for several days.

It added the incident was not believed to be associated with the sewage treatment works.

The Environment Agency said officers had found a "significant number of dead fish" in the river.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Cornwall

Weather

Truro

9 °C 4 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.