- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - For the second day in a row, forecasters are advising beachgoers to stay out of the surf in the Myrtle Beach area because of jellyfish.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington, North Carolina has issued a beach hazards statement through 8 p.m. Monday for Horry County. A similar advisory was issued on Sunday.

The Weather Service says beach patrols in the Myrtle Beach area report an unusually large number of jellyfish.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources says jellyfish seem to be coming up from points south because of the warm ocean temperatures

The department said on its Facebook page that jellyfish have been active along some parts of the coast in recent days and that people should exercise caution when swimming and be prepared with first aid.


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