Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Not A Great Time For Surf Fishing

Yet another sort of invasion is happening on the Carolina coast. 75 people have suffered jellyfish stings in the past week around Wrightsville and Carolina beaches. The beasties are so thick in some areas that lifeguards are treating up to a dozen stings a day.

"I can't recall any particular year that it's been that bad," Charles Smith, director of Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue, told the wire service. One swimmer had to be taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with a suspected Portuguese man-of-war sting.

And to think that they laughed at the guy surf fishing in chest waders! (Link)

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