Stingray Attacks on the Rise at California Beach

Lifeguards at Newport Beach say warm water and more beachgoers are attracting the underwater creatures closer to shore.
1:26 | 08/16/16

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Nikko Ramos spends a lot of time in the water here in Newport Beach. 67 if there right now let's bail along the past couple months it's big get out there. That lifeguards say the warm water has also helped attract an underwater creature that's causing a big pained literally. For hundreds this summer these photos show recent sting ray injuries at Newport Beach in one case a barber broke off in someone's foot. New port beach lifeguards say stingray injuries have nearly tripled. Compared with this time last year we had to increase this time last year we had about seventy this year we're at over 200. Lifeguards also say smaller surf. And more people at the beach due to hot temperatures and let's have drawn sting rays closer to shore increasing the odds of more injuries but he gets done. You're gonna first feel a little. Prick and this is gonna get increasing the more painful lifeguards recommends soaking the wounded hot water for 45 minutes to help reduce the pain that's not. Stuff but I. Ramos felt the sting years ago surfing in the Philippines. It it it really diet Gilligan naked billing. To go to the thought there is still like this bill much good. He now does this stingray shuffle when entering the water to stir up the sand hopefully to scare off any sting rays back. Gary it and eat it looks like you get it. You know live around your.

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