Poisonous jellyfish invade Pran Buri beach, sting tourists

Rescuers give tourists first aid after they were stung by poisonous jellyfish on a beach in Pran Buri district, Prachuap Khiri Khan, on Sunday. (Photo by Chaiwat Satyaem)

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN – Eight tourists were stung by poisonous jellyfish found swimming and dead on Sunday along a beach in Pran Buri district.

Sawang Phaepaisan Thammasathan Foundation, a rescue volunteer agency, said Chrysaora jellyfish were found for six kilometres along the beach from Khao Kalok to Pak Nam Pran.

Rescuer Promsing Sinhaseni said eight visitors to the beach were slightly injured by the jellyfish while swimming off the beach. All had received first aid before the foundation sent them to Pranburi Hospital, he added.

The Tambon Pak Nam Pran Administration Organisation has warned tourists about jellyfish on the beach.

Pran Buri beach is a draw for local and foreign tourists. It is especially popular on weekends with visitors from Prachuap Khiri Khan and other provinces, including Bangkok.

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