Father's Day no joy for dozens stung by jellyfish at the World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- More than 70 swimmrs were treated on site for jellyfish stings on Father's Day at the World's Most Famous Beach.

Lifeguards also rescued 12 other swimmers caught in rip currents on this Father's Day weekend. 

The biggest issue, though by far, was the onslaugfht of the jellyfish, those blob-like creatures with long tentacles in the rolling waves - typically unsen until swept onto the shore by the incoming surf.

Lifeguards also rescued 12 other swimmers caught in rip currents on this Father's Day weekend. 

The biggest issue, though by far, was the onslaugfht of the jellyfish, those blob-like creatures with long tentacles in the rolling waves - typically unsen until swept onto the shore by the incoming surf.

Vinegar swabbed on the affected areas did the trick for most of the stung swimmers and surfers.

 

 

Henry Frederick Picture

Short Bio

Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.