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Jellyfish invasion closes Hanauma Bay

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:00 p.m. HST, Apr 05, 2013

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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allie wrote:
on April 5,2013 | 12:09PM
shiNdavis wrote:
Thats why the road was closed and I ended up going to sandys beach, where i was punded by a 12ft set of 4, and gottah be one local girl for head right back in after being pounded:) The High surf at sandys was very fun thanks Haunauma Bay for being closed :)
on April 5,2013 | 04:32PM
false wrote:
The person prior to u is also a girl, however she is from North Dakota.
on April 7,2013 | 09:54PM
false wrote:
These kinds of things could be a boon or bust, depending on one looking at it. It can be a boon, if one thinks that well one day we went out there and it was a dry run. The real run begins the next the park is open, because officials will not open a park, after keeping it closed. These kinds of things does not matter when things are private, because when we err in private, we are forgiven.
on April 7,2013 | 09:59PM
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