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Stingray injuries in Seal Beach near 500, highest in a decade

Seal Beach lifeguards treated nearly 500 victims of stingray hits last year, the largest amount in a decade and making up about a third of the nation’s estimates of stingray treatments. Seal Beach lifeguard captain Joe Bailey gave a report to the city this week, as inquiries of why the number has increased have come to his office. The 2008 number is nearly double of that of 2006, when there were only 265 people hit by the ocean-dwelling creatures. [...]