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6:02am 19th May 2014

A water quality website is launching to help Cornwall's beach users.

Beach Live updates when locations suffer things like sewage overflows, oil spills and rip currents.

It is aimed to help beach users decided when and where to get in the sea.

Cornwall has some of the cleanest waters in Europe but a few of our beaches have missed out on blue flags this year, as the council says it can't afford to apply for them.

Andy Cummings is from Surfers Against Sewage, he said: "I think it's really important that the sewage alert service passes that information on, because using the sea with sewage pollution in it can pose risks like Hepatitis A, Ecoli and Gastroenteritis, some really serious infections that you don't want to come into contact with.

"We do have some fantastic beaches in Cornwall, however these beaches are far too frequently impacted by these combined sewer overflows, so if you're a parent you don't want your young children playing in sewage, and if you're a surfer and a water user you don't want a mouthful of this stuff either."

Keith lives near Penzance. He said: "I have before had tummy upsets. Lots of my friends had it the next day, the same as I did.

"We worked out it must have come from a discharge somewhere near where we surfed the day before."

Bob Shillato runs the watersports centre at Polkerris. He said: "People come to the beach and maybe they see the algae and a little bit of foaminess and they think it's sewage.

"But you can say to them, 'The water is being monitored every week and we know it's clean.'

"And they go, 'Oh, that's great.'"

6:02am 19th May 2014

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