Lifeguards Warn of Jelly Fish at Phuket Beaches

Phuket –

Phuket lifeguards have warned swimmers of Portuguese man-of-war, a type of poisonous jelly fish.

Lifeguards at local beaches told the Phuket Express on Wednesday (June 7th) that they had found many Portuguese man-of-war jelly fish on beaches in Phuket during the recent monsoon season.

If a swimmer has been stung, seawater and vinegar, if available, can be used to wash the affected skin and remove its tentacle. After that, use some hot water to cover the affected area for 20 minutes to relieve the pain.

Swimmers afraid of the potential of being stung should avoid entering the water at beaches with known jellyfish populations, said lifeguards. Swimmers should also be aware of flags on beaches and listen to instructions from lifeguards.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.