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Hundreds stung by jellyfish along South Carolina coast

ISLE OF PALMS, SC (WCBD) - Lifeguards at the Isle of Palms County Park confirm they responded to 265 jellyfish stings, Saturday. 

On Friday, officials say they responded to 41 jellyfish stings.

Laurie Edwards with the Isle of Palms County Parks says the spike in stings is common during August when waters rise in temperature.

There have been been several Man O' War sightings on Lowcountry beaches over the past couple of weeks but there have been no reported stings at the Isle of Palms County Park this weekend.

One Portuguese Man O' War washed ashore at Folly Beach during the past week.


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