South Beach in Edgartown reopens after man-of-war scare


MARTHA'S VINEYARD ( – South Beach in Edgartown has reopened after Portuguese man-of-wars were spotted in the water.

The beach reopened Thursday morning after it was shut down Wednesday, reports the Boston Globe.

The man-of-wars were stinging beach-goers, leaving behind nasty welts.

At least 12 man-of-wars were scooped up from South Beach Wednesday. Two lifeguards patrolling the beach were stung and required brief hospital stays.