Multiple California beachgoers stung by stingrays

As many as 15 people were stung by stingrays in one afternoon and experts say the warm ocean temperature is to blame for the increased activity.
2:02 | 06/13/19

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Transcript for Multiple California beachgoers stung by stingrays
Thank you. Now, we're going to turn it to a beach alert. A stingray scare at a beach in California. Around a dozen people were injured. Let's go to ABC's Victor Oquendo. Good morning. Reporter: You can find stingrays in inches of water off the shoreline. All the of the experts, the stings like they were on fire. The warning for beachgoers. Feels like fire. My foot is on fire and it hurts so bad. Reporter: Life guards say between 10 to 15 people were stung by stingrays on one California beach Tuesday morning. While in shallow waters burying themselves so they're hard to see, experts say the temperatures are the blame. It's definitely the worst pain I've felt. Reporter: Stingray tails are covered in venom, hence the name. And ranging in size from a few inches in width to the manta ray which can grow to 23 feet wide. In 2006, world famous crocodile hunter Steve Irwin died after a stingray's jagged barb punctured his chest. If there are stingrays, the threat of them, what's the best way to enter the water? Enter the water, but people have a tendency to make big crashing steps. You actually shuffle. Making a vibration in the sand, the rays will take off. Reporter: That will scare the rays away? Yep. I didn't know anything about the stingray shuffle. I definitely would have used the stingray shuffle. Reporter: If you are stung, you want to find the nearest coast guard and soak the wound in water. Just do that stingray shuffle, guys. We'll keep that in mind. Stingray shuffle.

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