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Jellyfish Invade Rehoboth Beach


REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Go in the water at your discretion is the message from the Rehoboth Beach Patrol.

"Recently we've had thousands of jellyfish come through in the past week or two and they've been very nasty for a lot of the beach visitors," Capt. Kent Buckson said.

He said the jellyfish are here a little earlier than usual because of the warm weather and the current pulling the jellyfish closer to the shore.

And those jellyfish are stinging a lot of beach-goers, sending them to beach patrol for relief.

"In the past couple of weeks we've had hundreds and that's just the ones we've encountered. There's probably a lot of people dealing with it on their own," Buckson said.

The thought of getting stung has some people thinking twice about going in the ocean.

"I didn't see any today but I saw jellyfish yesterday and it scared me and I didn't go back in after that, I didn't," Amy Pandolfo said.

If you do get stung, there is help.

"We do have some treatment for them, we have a concoction of vinegar and water that we spray on the sting to help neutralize it," Buckson said.

Capt. Buckson said shaving cream can also be used to help relieve the sting.

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