DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL (WSFA) - Residents and tourists along Alabama's Gulf Coast are breathing a collective sigh of relief. Many feel that Alabama avoided the worst case scenario with the oil spill.
Wednesday on Dauphin Island our WSFA 12 News crew spotted no signs of oil, just beach goers enjoying white sands and clear water.
Ruth Burgess and her family made the trip to Dauphin Island from Ocean Springs, Mississippi. They had planned to come weeks ago but canceled because of oil and closed waters. Once the beach reopened to swimming and the water was clear again, the family rescheduled.
Meanwhile, Kyle Stewart enjoyed his first day of fishing in the Gulf since the oil spill. Like Kyle, many residents and tourists that like life is getting back to normal on the coast.
Gulf Coast officials say that oysters a fish from Alabama waters are safe to eat. They also added that tests have shown no signs of contamination in local seafood.