Jellyfish take over beach

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WESTPORT, Massachusetts (WHDH) – A beautiful day on the beach ended in an ambulance for a girl who EMT’s say was likely stung by a Portuguese Man of War.

“It’s a rash that bubbles up on your skin and it spreads. The higher it spreads the more concerned you should be for her,” said Kenny Fluegel, EMT.

Lifeguards said Portuguese Man of Wars have been washing up along the beach for the past two weeks.

“We had one the other day where the tentacles were about 15-feet-long,” said Stephen Diver, head lifeguard.

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