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Jellyfish warning at Carolina beaches

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - North and South Carolina beaches are under a beach hazard advisory from the National Weather Service due to jellyfish!

The advisory stretches from Pawleys Island all the way up to Wilmington North Carolina. 

The advisory will last until about 8 tonight. 

According to Myrtle Beach Ocean Rescue Battalion Chief Brian Mitchell, jellyfish come into our area depending on the wind and currents as they float along. He said they "come in a couple of days and leave just as quick." 

If you end up being stung by a jellyfish, Battalion Chief Mitchell says the first thing you should do is get any tentacles on you off. "That will help the stinging to stop, and then, once you do that, you can flush the area with sea water.  And then, if you can, you want to get some warm to hot water on that affected area" he continued. 

Another first aid treatment is to rinse the area with vinegar. 


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