Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Two Words!... Stingray Shuffle!

Stingray victim, Santa Monica South, August 23, 2013 at Tower #22
The stingrays are all over the place. Multiple hits or stings on Santa Monica South in the past couple of weeks.  Even one of L.A. County's finest recurrent beach lifeguards got hit on the foot at Dockweiler on his very first step after finishing a long swim on a workout the other day...

Stingray injury, close up
So we strongly encourage everybody to do the shuffle, the stingray shuffle, that is...  Move them feet side to side if you can, rather than stepping or running through the shallows.

And the remedy or fix is still hot water, as hot as you can tolerate, with one lifeguard attesting to how good the hot water feels.

Incident Report preparation, post treatment

Be careful out there!...


"County Recurrent" News

The Hopkins Salute... along SMS

(Photos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2013.)

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