Mcfaddin Beach

Jefferson County issued a beach advisory for McFaddin Beach on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Water samples collected at the point of the beach closest to the entrance of the National Wildlife Refuge found elevated levels of the Enterococcus bacteria. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers anything over 104 colonies to be unsafe.

Gino Maybit Jr.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies found two men and one woman dead Sunday, June 30, after what appears to be a double murder and suicide at McFaddin Beach.

Deputies responded to several 911 calls in reference to a shooting in progress at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found three individuals had been shot, including the shooter. The victims were a man and woman; the shooter was a male adult. According to police, the shooter had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.