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Clearwater lifeguards say it's time for "stingray shuffle"

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If you have lived in Florida and visit the beaches, you likely have heard about the "stingray shuffle" to avoid stepping on a stingray.

Clearwater Beach Patrol advises beachgoers that they have seen an increase in stingray injuries recently on the beaches. 

They say it is important for all beach goers to do the "stingray shuffle" when entering beach waters.  By shuffling your feet in the sand, you will scare off any stingrays that might be around.

Purple warning flags are used to warn of the danger of stingrays in area waters. Flags are being flown as needed.

If you come in contact with a stingray and become injured, you can see a lifeguard at one of their towers for treatment.   Those who sustain injuries and see a lifeguard for treatment will be transported to the fire station for monitoring if necessary. 


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