A beautiful day on the beach in Westport ended in an ambulance for a girl who EMTs said she was likely stung by a Portuguese Man of War in Massachusetts.
(WHDH) A beautiful day on the beach ended in an ambulance for a girl whom EMTs said she was likely stung by a Portuguese Man-of-War.
"It's a rash that bubbles up on your skin and it spreads. The higher it spreads the more concerned you should be for her," said Kenny Fluegel, EMT.
Lifeguards said Portuguese Man-of-War have been washing up along the beach in Westport for the past two weeks.
"We had one the other day where the tentacles were about 15-feet-long," said Stephen Diver, head lifeguard.
The sea creatures come around once a year.