Portuguese Man-of-War take over Westport, Massachusetts beach

(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.

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