Those looking to beat the heat by taking a dip at the beach at Vemmingbund near the town of Sønderborg in southern Jutland will have to wait a few days. The beach is closed and the blue flag, indicating clean water, has been taken down.
Wastewater containing manure has been spilling from a nearby pipe and has contaminated water in the area, at least for the time being.
A local fisherman discovered the leaking pipe and reported it to authorities early yesterday morning.
The spill has been stopped and the contaminated water is being pumped into a nearby field. The council hopes to reopen the beach in a few days.