Nails dumped in Ga. 'swimming hole'

LEESBURG, Ga. — Authorities are asking people to avoid a popular swimming hole on a south Georgia creek as they try to clean up hundreds of roofing nails dumped at the site.

The Albany Herald reports that members of the Lee County Fire Department’s dive team and volunteers will attempt to collect the nails from the “blue hole” underground spring on the Kinchafoonee Creek.

Lee County Chief Marshall and Code Enforcement Officer Jim Wright said vandals are suspected of dumping the nails.

Wright said a local company provided authorities with very strong magnets they hope will attract most of the nails.

The code enforcement office has posted signs asking people not to swim around the blue hole until after the cleanup effort.