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Nearly One Hundred Jellyfish Stings In One Day

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Daytona Beach, Florida- If you head to the beach this weekend, be on the lookout for jellyfish. Dozens of people have gotten stung.

Anthony Green heads home, after getting quite a surprise while taking a dip in the Atlantic, "Out there swimming and got stung by a jelly fish. What was it like? Just stings."

Volusia County Beach Patrol Capt Tammy Marris says, 93 people got stung by jellyfish on Friday. Why this sudden wave?, "They're at the mercy of the wind and the currents and it blows them in and when people go out and swim in the water they get hit by jelly fish."And if it happens to you this weekend, look for white vinegar, "The best thing to do is walk to your closest life guard tower. They do have vinegar on the towers and they will treat you and it will help neutralize the sting a bit."

And if you're treating yourself, rescuers say you should pour a little bit of vinegar on to your wound, then use a gauze pad on your skin.

Anthony says he didn't do anything to treat his sting, "After about a half hour to an hour it subsided. You can still tell where it was, but the pain went away." He says he came from Maryland to enjoy the beach, and despite the jellyfish, he'll come back, "When you come to the ocean, what do you expect."

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