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Beach goers told to stay out of ocean after jellyfish invade Myrtle Beach

Jellyfish gathered at Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Beach goers are being told to stay out of the water after numerous jellyfish sightings at Myrtle Beach.

The Department of Natural Resources said that the extreme heat has brought the jellyfish up from Florida.

A jellyfish actually stung a department official on Saturday, and on Sunday the National Weather Service issued a beach hazard warning.

Most jellyfish stings result in immediate pain and red, irritated marks on the skin. Most stings can be treated by rinsing the area with salt water, applying vinegar or a baking soda paste and taking a pain reliever, according to Mayo Clinic.

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