4-year-old boy stung by a lion’s mane jellyfish in Swampscott

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What’s it prefer to be stung by a lion’s mane jellyfish?

A 4-year-old Swampscott boy described his expertise in an interview with WHDH after he was stung whereas swimming at Eisman’s seaside over the weekend. 

“It’s like a tree bit me,” River Weinand told the station.

The boy’s father, Nick Weinand, informed WHDH that the tentacles had been draped over his son’s shoulders and again and made contact along with his chin, ear, and neck. 

“I immediately started grabbing it off,” Weinand stated. 

The boy’s household informed the station they handled the stings with vinegar and that the 4-year-old’s ache lasted about 40 minutes. 

Massachusetts officers issued warnings concerning the giant jellyfish earlier this month, after a number of had been noticed off the coast alongside the north and south shores. 

Lion’s mane jellyfish are the most important identified number of the ocean creatures and may develop to 5 or extra ft throughout, with tentacles greater than 100 ft lengthy. Their stings trigger ache and redness however aren’t lethal. 

Information from the Associated Press was used on this report.