A poisonous jellyfish appeared on a beach on the east coast of Gangwon-do, and a large number of swimmers were stung.

According to the Hwandong Headquarters in Gangwon-do, yesterday (13th) from 9 am to 5 pm, 42 vacationers enjoying bathers at Samcheok Beach were stung by Nomura-billed jellyfish.

Fortunately, the injured were not seriously injured and were treated by medical staff on site, but were not taken to hospital.

Water lifeguards caught 4 to 5 jellyfish around 9 am, and then caught a total of 10 by 2 pm.

As the jellyfish entered the swimming limit line, lifeguards directly caught the jellyfish using a net.

However, there were so many tentacles that it was determined that the tentacles separated from the body remained in the sea and caused a stinging accident.

The Nomura-billed Jellyfish is the largest of the jellyfish, grows up to 1m in diameter, and is poisonous.

(Photo = provided by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Yonhap News)