Bridgton pond passes water test after 18 people reportedly became ill

    A mysterious illness has made at least 18 people sick in the last week at Woods Pond Beach in Bridgton. (WGME)

    BRIDGTON (WGME) -- Test results on the water at Woods Pond Beach in Bridgton have been released.

    The Town of Bridgton says, “test results were 3 e.coliform, the acceptable level is 235,” which means it passed.

    However, water from the sink in the bathroom was also tested and it failed.

    Town officials say there was a sign in the bathroom warning people not to drink water from the sink.

    The town has shut the water off and put hand sanitizer inside instead.

    The beach will reopen immediately, according to town officials.

    The Maine CDC says at least 18 people became ill after swimming at the beach last week, prompting the town to close the beach.

    Lyndsay Stretch says all three of her children started throwing up hours after swimming at Woods Pond Beach in Bridgton on the Fourth of July.

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