Beach users are advised of the possibility of the presence of Portuguese Man O’ War jellyfish at some of Cork’s beaches. These jellyfish have been spotted in local beaches. The public are advised that the jellyfish can be present on the shore & in the water. These jellyfish can inflict severe stings. Contact should be avoided.
First aid treatment for jellyfish stings is as follows:
Remove any attached tentacles with a gloved hand, stick or towel. (none of these available use the tips of your fingers)
Do not rub the affected area.
Rinse the affected area with sea-water (do not use freshwater, vinegar or urine)
Apply a “dry cold pack” to the area (i.e place a cold pack or ice inside a plastic bag & then wrap this package in a t-shirt or other piece of cloth).
Seek medical attention if there is anything other than minor discomfort.
EXPECTED DURATION: Unknown
The HSE has been notified. Prior warning notices placed at Inchydoney, Owenahincha & Tralan Beaches, Co Cork.
For further information please contact Irish Water Safety.