Windmill Point Marina boat ramp closed

WINDMILL POINT—On August 10, an overflow of raw sewage occurred at the Windmill Point Marina, at 40 Windjammer Lane in Lancaster County, according tot he Virginia Department of Health.

The overflow was at the public boat ramp and drained into the adjacent marina basin. Due to public health concerns, the boat ramp is closed until the effects of the spill dissipate and testing of the water confirms there is no increased public health risk.

The Virginia Department of Health urges boaters and recreational watercraft users to minimize exposure to the water by rinsing or washing items that come into contact with the water, including fishing gear, life vests, ropes and paddles.

If water is accidentally ingested, health officials recommend drinking plenty of fresh water.