SPI Lifeguards treat over 700 jellyfish stings

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — Blue flags are flying over South Padre Island beaches after an ‘above average’ amount of jelly fish stings.

According to the Cameron County Beach Patrol 489 stings were reported over the weekend. Cameron County Beach Patrol also reported higher than average stings at over 260 on Saturday alone. Most stings can be treated on-site usually by on duty lifeguards or with the use of vinegar.

The Beach Patrol chief says the number of reported stings has been on the decline. However, venomous marine life warnings remain active as a precaution.

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