Syringes Found on Ventnor Beach

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    Close to 50 hypodermic needles were found along the Ventnor beachand boardwalk Monday. (Published Monday, Aug 15, 2011)

    A nasty discovery was made along a Jersey Shore beach and boardwalk Monday morning.

    Around 8 a jogger reported to Ventnor City Police that needles were on parts of the beach and boardwalk between Cambridge and Dorset Avenues.

    Nearly four dozen hypodermic needles were found on the dunes, bulkheads and even the Ventnor boardwalk, police said.

    It appeared the medical waste didn't wash up from the ocean, cops said.

    Police alerted health officials to investigate the discovery of the 47 syringes.

    “We contacted the Atlantic County Health Department and they responded to assess the risk to the public and based upon our prelim investigation it appears that there’s no risk to the public, so we didn’t have to close any beaches,” said Ventnor City Police Lt. Howard Bloom.

    As of Monday night they still didn't know where the medical waste originated, authorities said.

    The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information should call police at 609-822-2101.


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