Swimmers told to stay out of surf as jellyfish invade Myrtle Beach

Credit: WBTW

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – The National Weather Serviced issued a “Beach Hazard Statement” advising beach-goers to stay out of the water on Sunday.

The statement put out by the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C. says “the lifeguards at Myrtle Beach are reporting numerous jellyfish near shore and are advising beach goers to stay of the water.”  It will be in effect until 8 p.m.

A lieutenant with The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources was stung by a jellyfish in Myrtle Beach this morning, according to their Facebook page.

The post also says “the extreme heat has brought the jellies up from Florida and they’re prowling the waters on the coast.”

The South Carolina Dept. of National Resources says the best way to treat a jellyfish sting is vinegar.

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