POINT OF PRIDE

Something stinky is in southwest Florida. The viewer sent us a photo of how he looks in Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda with pieces of something floating on top of the River Pease.

Mark Canjelosi sent WINK News a photo of things floating in the waters of the Pease River right near Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda.

Kangelosi said that if you think it looks bad, you should smell it. “Apart from my own septic tank a few years ago. I have never felt anything like this. And I used to work in a funeral home. It was not so bad, ”Kangelosi said.

Kangelosi hoped we would come, check and maybe find out what kind of rubbish it was. When WINK News arrived, we met Edward Cox, who looked at the water then with admiration, then with disgust.

Cox said he thought things in the water could be literally feces.

In January Fr. sewage spill in Charlotte County threw out about 20,000 gallons of sewage that got into the nearest drainage canal.

When WINK News asked Charlotte County Water Quality Manager Brendan Moody to come and see, he said it was just algae that decomposes and is not dangerous.

“It’s just cyanobacteria and macroalgae that go through natural processes, die and decompose,” Moody said.

Moody said he would not climb into the water, but said it was not dangerous.

“We encourage you to stay away from this dead or decaying matter. But in terms of the release of toxins, toxicity or air, we have no evidence that there is reason to worry about this, ”Moody said.

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