VENICE BEACH—Venice Beach was closed to the public on Sunday, November 10, after lifeguards discovered more than 100 syringes and lancets on the south part of beach.
“At Approx. 11:30 AM today @lacolifeguards visualized a large amount of medical supplies along the shoreline South of the #VeniceBeach Pier. The area has been cordoned off and notifications to @lapublichealth @LAPDHQ @USCG @lacdbh @LACOFD,” the Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguards noted in a tweet.
According to reports, some of the items were sent to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for testing, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The LACoFD Lifeguards sent a follow-up tweet with video indicating “This area will continue to be monitored for the safety of public use until the investigation and cleanup are complete.”
Officials are still investigating how the medical supplies and waste made their way onto the beach.
Written By Anita Brown and Donald Roberts