A beach along Newport Bay is closed for swimming and diving after a sewage spill Wednesday afternoon, according to Orange County health officials.
About 50 gallons of sewage was spilled from a boat into the water at dock near Bayside Drive Beach, said Larry Honeybourne, an assistant director of environmental health with the Orange County Healthcare Agency.
Officials closed a nearby beach after the spill. The beach is expected to remain closed for at least two days, or until testing shows that bacteria has returned to acceptable levels, Honeybourne said.
Twitter: @stephenceasarCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times