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WESTPORT (CBS) - What began as a beautiful beach day at Horseneck Beach in Westport ended with 12 people getting stung by Portuguese man-of-wars.
"We had several people get stung, " said DCR lifeguard Sean Sweeney. "So we're telling people to just keep a sharp eye out."
The man-of-war normally resides in warm water, but a strong southerly wind likely carried them to the shores of Horseneck Beach.
The creature is like a jellyfish, but not exactly. It has long, venomous tentacles that can cause a lot of pain if they come in contact with skin.
Beachgoers today were aware the man-of-wars were around, but it didn't stop anyone from going in the ocean.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/07/...wars-sting-12-at-horseneck-beach-in-westport/
 
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