Diver stung by jellyfish off Rhyl taken to hospital

A 33-year-old diver has been taken to hospital after being stung by a jellyfish 20km (12 miles) off the coast of Rhyl, Denbighshire.

The coastguard said the man surfaced complaining about the sting and a lifeboat was called to carry him ashore.

He was given oxygen as a precaution and when on shore was taken by ambulance to Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl.

The RNLI was called by the dive boat crew at around 14:20 BST.

The jellyfish population in north Wales has soared after the recent warm weather, researchers said last month.

Blooms have appeared along the shoreline of Anglesey and there have been some reports of children being stung.

The cold spring meant there were few reports of jellyfish before June.

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