Lifeguards Respond to Stingray Calls Near Blacks Beach

Lifeguards said they received a number of calls Sunday but did not have an official count

By R. Stickney
|  Monday, Jul 16, 2012  |  Updated 9:59 AM PDT
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Beachgoers Stung Near Blacks Beach

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San Diego lifeguards were called to the Blacks Beach area after several people reported being stung by stingrays.

About a half a dozen people reported being stung just north of Citizen's Trail near the Gliderport around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Lifeguards told NBC 7 they had gotten a number of calls regarding stingrays on Sunday but did not have an official count.

Stingrays use their tails as self defense and are a common sight along San Diego's coasltine once the water gets above 50 degrees.

Lifeguards urge swimmers to shuffle their feet when entering and exiting the water to avoid stingrays.

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