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Jellyfish invasion closes Hanauma Bay

  • High surf and strong rip currents created dangerous conditions at Hanauma Bay Saturday and today.

    High surf and strong rip currents created dangerous conditions at Hanauma Bay Saturday and today.

City lifeguards have closed Hanauma Bay due to a heavy influx of box jellyfish today.

Ocean Safety officials advised the Parks and Recreation Department to close the beach at Hanauma due to a high influx of jellyfish stings. The parks department closed the beach area at 11:09 am.

Lifeguards reported 25 stings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and more than 35 stings total at Hanauma Bay today.

EMS was called for one patient but the teenager was not transported to a hospital, officials say.

Ocean Safety officials plan to reassess the area Saturday morning.

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