CLEARWATER - Clearwater Beach Patrol advises beachgoers that they have seen an increase in stingray injuries recently.
It is important for all beachgoers 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 and become injured, see a lifeguard at one of their towers or go to Fire Station #46 at 534 Mandalay Ave. Those who suffer injuries and see a lifeguard for treatment will be transported to the fire station for monitoring if necessary. Remember to swim near a lifeguard at all times.