Swarms of stinging jellyfish have ivaded famous Goa beaches after which 90 cases of jellyfish stings were reported along the shoreline in last two days.
In a statement issued by Drishti Marine, a private lifeguard agency hired by the Goa government to guard the state’s popular beaches, urged tourists and beachgoers to exercise caution while hitting the surf, especially close to the shoreline.
As per reports, In past two days, the Baga-Calangute beach belt witnessed over 55 cases while the Candolim to Sinquerim beach stretch saw 10 cases. South Goa reported over 25 cases of jellyfish related accidents. Beachgoers attacked by the jellyfish were given immediate first aid by the life guards present at the beaches.
Jellyfish stings are usually harmless to humans and can potentially cause only mild irritation, but in rare cases a sting from a toxic jellyfish could require medical attention.