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Updated: 06/24/2018 09:00:29PM

Red tide and dead fish dampen beach fun

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SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH
While some enjoyed the water at Englewood Beach on June 23, others stayed away due to the stench of dead fish caused by red tide.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH
The Taylor family, Lauren, Myah, 10, Ayanah, 6, Jaylah, 8, and Alinah, 5, packed up their buckets, snacks and plastic noodles and left Englewood Beach Saturday shortly after arriving from North Port due to the red tide and dead fish.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

The not-so-scenic sight of dead fish along Englewood Beach kept some, but not all, away from the water Saturday.

By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

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ENGLEWOOD — Englewood Beach resembled more like a doctor’s office during flu season Saturday with lots of people coughing and suffering watery eyes.

“It smells out here,” said 8-year-old Jaylah Taylor, who along with her three sisters Myah, 10, Ayanah, 6, and Alinah, 5, were only on Englewood Beach for a few minutes before heading over to the nearby playground instead. “We really wanted to go into the water but there’s too many dead fish.”

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