Police: Reedy River turns lime green after non-toxic dye placed in water

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) –

Police now have an answer after the Reedy River in Falls Park turned lime green on Saturday.

Officials with the Greenville Police Department said they are not quite sure why the Reedy River was lime green Saturday afternoon, but they warned everyone to stay out of the river until they gave the all clear.

As of 4:38 p.m., officials said the substance had been contained from further travel by Hazmat and the Department of Health and Environmental Control was coming out to test it.

About an hour later, police confirmed that the river had turned green due to dye that was placed in the water.

Johnathan Bragg with the Greenville Police Department said the dye is not toxic and is used for tracking down sewer leaks. The river will remain green until clean up is complete, said Bragg, however officials are unsure of who put the dye in the water.

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