Swim At Your Own Risk: Jellyfish Invade Rhode Island

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Jellyfish Invade Rhode Island

Portuguese man-of-war are invading Rhode Island beaches. Apparently, Several people have been stung in the past few days at beaches in the area. This time, it was an 18-year-old girl who was stung at Misquamicut State Beach. The girl was taken to Westerly Hospital. Man-of-wars deliver a painful sting that can cause temporary paralysis and require medical attention. Beachgoers who want to go into the water are being told to go no deeper than their waists. I say just stay on the sand.

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