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300+ swimmers stung by jellyfish during 2 days at SC coast

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD/WNCN) - Lifeguards at the Isle of Palms County Park confirm they responded to 265 jellyfish stings on Saturday. 

On Friday, officials say they responded to 41 jellyfish stings.

Laurie Edwards with the Isle of Palms County Parks says the spike in stings is common during August when waters rise in temperature.

There have been several Man O' War sightings on Lowcountry beaches over the past couple of weeks but there have been no reported stings at the Isle of Palms County Park this weekend. 

In North Carolina, the National Weather Service issued a beach hazard for Wilmington coastal areas on Thursday about jellyfish. The warning expired Friday night.

WECT reported that most jellyfish stings in the Wilmington area were from small creatures that mostly affected the feet of swimmers.


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