Lifeguards Warn About Poisonous Jellyfish at Phuket Beaches

Phuket –

Lifeguards on beaches in Phuket have warned of poisonous jellyfish on Saturday (June 22nd).

Lifeguards on Karon Beach in Mueang Phuket and Bangtao Beach in Cherng Talay, Thalang reported this morning that they found many of the Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish during this 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 tentacles. After that, one should 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.

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 five 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.