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Unveiling the Class of 2023 SI99 Prospect Rankings

SI All-American unveiled its preseason SI99 – the top high school football seniors from across the nation in the class of 2023 – on Tuesday.As announced Monday, the rankings kick off with No. 1 overall recruit and Oregon Duck verbal commitment Dante Moore. The Detroit (Mich.) King High School star is coming off of a great 2021 season, leading King to a state...

SI All-American unveiled its preseason SI99 – the top high school football seniors from across the nation in the class of 2023 – on Tuesday.

As announced Monday, the rankings kick off with No. 1 overall recruit and Oregon Duck verbal commitment Dante Moore. The Detroit (Mich.) King High School star is coming off of a great 2021 season, leading King to a state championship while throwing for better than 3,000 yards with a 40:3 touchdown to interception ratio. Moore followed it up with a torrid run on the camp and combine circuit, earning SI's pick for Elite 11 MVP at the end of June thanks to a strong arm, consistent accuracy to all three levels, timing and touch regardless of setting.

The conversation at the top of the rankings, like most of the recruiting chatter surrounding the class of 2023, focused on the quarterback position. Two of the SI99's top four spots and five of the top 10, including Arch Manning, are held by quarterback projections.

As a reminder, SI ranks recruits based on their collegiate potential, exclusively. Focal points include premium position prospects (quarterback, offensive tackle, pass rusher, defensive back), high-floor evaluations and overall body of work with an emphasis most critically on varsity game video.

1. QB Dante Moore -- Detroit (Mich.) Martin Luther King

Committed to Oregon

2. CB Cormani McClain -- Lakeland (Fla.) High School

Undeclared

3. DE Keon Keeley -- Tampa (Fla.) Berkeley Prep

Committed to Notre Dame

4. QB Nico Iamaleava -- Downey (Calif.) Warren

Committed to Tennessee

5. OT Samson Okunlola -- Brockton (Mass.) Thayer Academy

Undeclared

6. S Caleb Downs -- Hoschton (Ga.) Mill Creek

Committed to Alabama

7. QB Jaden Rashada -- Pittsburg (Calif.) High School

Committed to Miami

8. QB Malachi Nelson -- Los Alamitos (Calif.) High School

Committed to USC

9. OT Kadyn Proctor -- Des Moines (Iowa) Southeast Polk

Committed to Iowa

10. QB Arch Manning -- New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman

Committed to Texas

11. WR Brandon Inniss -- Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage

Committed to Ohio State

12. Slot Zachariah Branch -- Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman

Committed to USC

13. IOL Francis Mauigoa -- Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy

Committed to Miami

14. DE Peter Woods -- Alabaster (Ala.) Thompson

Committed to Clemson

15. DE Nyckoles Harbor -- Washington (D.C.) Archbishop Carroll

Undeclared

16. CB Malik Muhammad -- Dallas (Texas) South Oak Cliff

Committed to Texas

17. DE Damon Wilson -- Venice (Fla.) High School

Undeclared

18. TE Duce Robinson -- Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle

Undeclared

19. DE Matayo Uiagalelei -- Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco

Undeclared

20. IDL James Smith -- Montgomery (Ala.) Carver

Undeclared

21. RB Cedric Baxter -- Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater

Undeclared

22. LB Qua Russaw -- Montgomery (Ala.) Carver

Undeclared

23. IDL Jason Moore -- Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Caholic

Committed to Ohio State

24. WR Johntay Cook II -- DeSoto (Texas) High School

Committed to Texas

25. RB Richard Young -- Lehigh Acres (Fla.) High School

Committed to Alabama

26. CB AJ Harris -- Phenix City (Ala.) Central

Committed to Georgia

27. DE Samuel M'Pemba -- Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy

Undeclared

28. LB Troy Bowles -- Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit

Committed to Georgia

29. OT J'Ven Williams -- Reading (Pa.) Wyomissing

Committed to Penn State

30. WR Carnell Tate -- Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy

Committed to Ohio State

31. Nickel Jahlil Hurley -- Florence (Ala.) High School

Committed to Alabama

32. S Derek Williams -- New Iberia (La.) Westgate

Committed to Texas

33. RB Rueben Owens -- El Campo (Texas) High School

Committed to Louisville

34. S Peyton Bowen -- Denton (Texas) Guyer

Committed to Notre Dame

35. QB Chris Vizzina -- Birmingham (Ala.) Briarwood Christian

Committed to Clemson

36. WR Shelton Sampson --Baton Rouge (La.) Catholic

Committed to LSU

37. DE Jayden Wayne -- Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy

Committed to Miami

38. CB Calvin Simpson-Hunt -- Waxahachie (Texas) High

Committed to Ohio State

39. IDL Vic Burley -- Warner Robins (Ga.) High School

Committed to Clemson

40. TE Ethan Davis -- Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hill

Committed to Tennessee

41. WR Tyler Williams -- Lakeland (Fla.) High School

Undeclared

42. OT Monroe Freeling -- Mount Pleasant (S.C.) Oceanside Collegiate Academy

Undeclared

43. Nickel Joenel Aguero -- Lynn (Mass.) St. John's Prep

Committed to Georgia

44. DE Malik Bryant -- Orlando (Fla.) Jones

Committed to Miami

45. DE Derion Gullette -- Teague (Texas) High School

Committed to Texas

46. WR Jurrion Dickey -- Palo Alto (Calif.) Valley Christian

Committed to Oregon

47. OT Charles Jagusah -- Rock Island (Ill.) Alleman

Committed to Notre Dame

48. LB Anthony Hill -- Denton (Texas) Guyer

Committed to Texas A&M

49. WR Jalen Hale -- Longview (Texas) High School

Undeclared

50. QB JJ Kohl -- Ankeny (Iowa) High School

Committed to Iowa State

51. LB Drayk Bowen -- Merrillville (Ind.) Andrean

Committed to Notre Dame

52. Slot Ryan Niblett - Houston (Texas) Eisenhower

Committed to Texas

53. QB Dylan Lonergan -- Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood

Committed to Alabama

54. DE Bai Jobe -- Norman (Okla.) Community Christian

Committed to Michigan State

55. IOL Alex Birchmeier -- Ashburn (Va.) Broad Run

Committed to Penn State

56. IDL David Hicks -- Katy (Texas) Paetow

Undeclared

57. WR Noah Rogers -- Rolesville (N.C.) High School

Committed to Ohio State

58. DE Caleb Herring -- Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Riverdale

Committed to Tennessee

59. Slot Eugene Wilson -- Tampa (Fla.) Gaither

Committed to Florida

60. LB Jaiden Ausberry -- Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab

Committed to Notre Dame

61. OT Lucas Simmons -- Clearwater (Fla.) Academy International

Committed to Florida State

62. LB Raylen Wilson -- Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln

Committed to Georgia

63. CB Jayvon Thomas -- Dallas (Texas) South Oak Cliff

Committed to Texas A&M

64. S Tony Mitchell -- Alabaster (Ala.) Thompson

Committed to Alabama

65. WR Aiden Mizell -- Orlando (Fla.) Boone

Committed to Florida

66. DE Rueben Bain -- Miami (Fla.) Central

Undeclared

67. DE Jaxon Howard -- Minneapolis (Minn.) Cooper

Committed to LSU

68. LB Suntarine Perkins -- Raleigh (Miss.) High School

Committed to Ole Miss

69. TE Walker Lyons -- Folsom (Calif.) High School

Committed to Stanford

70. QB Austin Novosad -- Dripping Springs (Texas)

Committed to Baylor

71. WR Hykeem Williams -- Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Stranahan

Undeclared

72. WR Braylon James -- Round Rock (Texas) Stony Point

Committed to Notre Dame

73. RB Justice Haynes -- Buford (Ga.) High School

Committed to Alabama

74. WR Jalen Brown -- Miami (Fla.) Gulliver

Committed to LSU

75. Nickel Javien Toviano -- Arlington (Texas) Martin

Undeclared

76. S Malik Hartford -- West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West

Committed to Ohio State

77. IDL Xavier McLeod -- Camden (S.C.) High School

Undeclared

78. DE Chandavian Bradley -- Platte City (Mo.) Platte County

Committed to Tennessee

79. WR Makai Lemon -- Los Alamitos (Calif.) High School

Committed to USC

80. QB Kenny Minchey -- Hendersonville (Tenn.) Pope John Paul II

Committed to Pittsburgh

81. WR Ronan Hanafin -- Cambridge (Mass.) Browne & Nichols

Undeclared

82. OT Cayden Green -- Lees Summit (Mo.) North

Committed to Oklahoma

83. WR Jaden Greathouse -- Austin (Texas) Westlake

Committed to Notre Dame

84. DE Dashawn Womack -- Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances Academy

Committed to LSU

85. DE Colton Vasek -- Austin (Texas) Westlake

Committed to Oklahoma

86. RB Jeremiah Cobb -- Montgomery (Ala.) Catholic

Committed to Auburn

87. LB Tackett Curtis -- Many (La.) High School

Committed to USC

88. DE Ashley Williams -- Zachary (La.) High School

Committed to Auburn

89. CB Micah Bell -- Houston (Texas) Kinkaid

Committed to Notre Dame

90. Slot Cayden Lee -- Kennessaw (Ga.) Mountain

Undeclared

91. LB Raul Aguirre -- Fayetteville (Ga.) Whitewater

Committed to Miami

92. OT Wilkin Formby -- Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Northridge

Committed to Alabama

93. WR Ashton Cozart -- Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus

Committed to Oregon

94. WR Bryson Rodgers -- Wesley Chapel (Fla.) Wiregrass Ranch

Committed to Ohio State

95. CB Jordan Matthews, Baton Rouge (La.) Woodlawn

Undeclared

96. OT Roderick Kearney -- Orange Park (Fla.) High School

Committed to Florida State

97. Slot Nathaniel Joseph -- Miami (Fla.) Edison

Committed to Miami

98. TE Pearce Spurlin -- Santa Rosa Beach (Fla.) South Walton

Committed to Florida State

99. QB Jackson Arnold -- Denton (Texas) Guyer

Committed to Oklahoma

These SI99 rankings will stand through the bulk of the 2022 high school football season before a final update in January 2023, just before the rest of the class puts pen to paper on National Signing Day in February.

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Editorial: Sound off for the kind of Charleston County park changes you want to see

The annual budget of Charleston County Parks is larger than that of many municipalities — more than $30 million — and the agency’s offerings have blossomed into a mind-boggling list of large regional parks, three beach parks, nature parks, a marina, an aquatics center, a skate park, a heritage preserve, 19 boat landings, a historic plantation site, rural recreation sites and more. And that’s just its locations; it also offers many recreational programs, festivals and special events, such as the enormously popular Holi...

The annual budget of Charleston County Parks is larger than that of many municipalities — more than $30 million — and the agency’s offerings have blossomed into a mind-boggling list of large regional parks, three beach parks, nature parks, a marina, an aquatics center, a skate park, a heritage preserve, 19 boat landings, a historic plantation site, rural recreation sites and more. And that’s just its locations; it also offers many recreational programs, festivals and special events, such as the enormously popular Holiday Festival of Lights on James Island.

So it might seem daunting for county residents to suggest what the agency should do next.

Nevertheless, all county residents, regardless of where they live or what our outdoor interests are, should give thought to what the commission’s priorities should be, as the agency is drafting a new plan for the next decade. It also will have a new director soon, as longtime PRC employee Kevin Bowie gradually assumes the executive director duties of David Bennett, who will continue to act as an adviser for the next 24 months, as well as director of the Charleston County Parks Foundation, the nonprofit that supports the agency’s work.

The parks agency has taken some big steps recently, including the reconstruction of the Folly Beach Fishing Pier, the opening of the Stono River County Park and of new dog parks at the Wannamaker and Johns Island county parks and the start up of its first aquatics center in Hollywood, which will play an important role in teaching more children how to swim.

This week looms large as the agency’s planning effort, “Parks and Recreation for All,” kicks off with several events across the county. The agency has a survey available online at ccprc.com. Already, about 800 residents have taken the survey, which takes about 20 minutes and seeks a lot of detail. Its results will be broken down by the five geographical planning regions: the rural west county; Charleston center (downtown, James Island and West Ashley); North Charleston; Mount Pleasant and nearby communities; and the rural eastern county.

Its results will be broken down by the five geographical planning regions: the rural west county; Charleston center (downtown, James Island and West Ashley); North Charleston; Mount Pleasant and nearby communities; and the rural eastern county.

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission and its consultants will hold public planning workshops from 6-7:30 tonight at both the Wando Mount Pleasant and Otranto Road public libraries; similar meetings are set for the same time Wednesday at the downtown main library and the Bees Ferry West Ashley Library. And on Thursday at the St. James Santee Elementary School in McClellanville and at St. John’s High School on Johns Island. People are invited to drop by when they can.

It’s vital for the public to take advantage of these special opportunities to engage. Some of the agency’s most innovative steps have been driven by public opinion, from the creation of the SK8 Charleston skateboard park on the upper peninsula to the sensitive preservation and interpretation of the McLeod Plantation Historic Site.

We hope the public will join us in encouraging the agency to be more aggressive in providing access to its parks, particularly for those who don’t own cars. The commission shouldn’t be expected to build bike lanes or multiuse paths across the county, but it could become a more willing partner in larger efforts to do that.

When Charleston County hired its original consultant to advise on spending the then-new half-cent sales tax money for greenbelts, the consultant noted the county was doing well in terms of land conservation and parks — but less well in terms of trails and other networks to link them together.

There are several high-profile efforts to try to address that, from Mount Pleasant Way to the Low Line on peninsular Charleston to upgrading the West Ashley Greenway, but more can and should be done. And since these trails provide recreation as well as a safer mode of transportation, we would encourage the agency to consider more how it can help.

There are other opportunities, too, including the future of several large park properties that were purchased years ago with the expectation that they would be developed and opened to the public at some point.

The Park and Recreation Commission has at least a half dozen such sites, including properties on Edisto Island, Awendaw and McClellanville, whose eventual development will be determined in part by what people tell the agency they want to see.

When it comes to new parks, the agency also is right to consider development costs as well as revenue-making opportunities. (It receives almost half its revenue from operations, including fees, passes and the like; the rest of its support comes from county taxpayers. The agency’s share of local property tax bills adds about $70 to the bill on a $300,000 owner-occupied home).

Of course, the plan also will look at what existing parks need refreshing. Park improvements are not unlike an automobile: They require regular maintenance, some of which is routine, some of which can be costly. These planning sessions provide an opportunity to let the agency know which parks have been loved to death.

The parks agency has hired an extensive consulting team, led by Agency Landscape + Planning of Massachusetts, to ensure the new plan is shaped by as many voices and perspectives as possible, and we applaud that. But it still won’t be successful if all of us don’t do our part and engage.

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Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Class

Charleston, SC - The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame has announced the inductees for the Class of 2022, naming players Brett Spivey and Rodney Hancock and Coach Timmy Linker, to the 19th Baseball Hall of Fame class.Spivey and Hancock were both selected by local fans voting; Linker was a special pick from the Advisory Committee.The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame is coordinated and operated by the Charleston RiverDogs. An advisory committee consisting of knowledgeable local volunteers was created to come up with the names as p...

Charleston, SC - The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame has announced the inductees for the Class of 2022, naming players Brett Spivey and Rodney Hancock and Coach Timmy Linker, to the 19th Baseball Hall of Fame class.

Spivey and Hancock were both selected by local fans voting; Linker was a special pick from the Advisory Committee.

The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame is coordinated and operated by the Charleston RiverDogs. An advisory committee consisting of knowledgeable local volunteers was created to come up with the names as potential nominees. The Hall of Fame is located inside Riley Park.

Information about each of the inductees is below:

Rodney Hancock (Player): A Lowcountry native, Rodney Hancock starred at Stratford High, having been named the school’s Athlete of the Year, twice All-Lowcountry, All-Region and All-State during his career. He hit .437 and posted a 0.80 ERA on the mound, including a pair of no-hitters. The 1996 4A State Player of the Year led the Knights to the state championship and was later named the North-South Game MVP. Hancock was named the 1997 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year while at The Citadel where he hit .365 with six homers and 49 RBI. He earned Freshman All-American honors by two prominent publications. Coached by Fred Jordan, he was a member of the 1999 regular-season championship team in addition to two SoCon Tournament title squads that also participated in a pair of NCAA Regionals. He was the 1999 SoCon Tournament MVP and a two-time SoCon and College Baseball Player of the Week. Hancock fired a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts against Furman on May 14 and five days later fanned 20 against the Paladins in the SoCon Tournament. Hancock was selected in the 29th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2000 and was enshrined in The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.

Brett Spivey (Player): Spivey is a James Island and College of Charleston product who started every high school game since his freshman year. He was a two-time All-Region selection who helped the Trojans to three state finals appearances (1996, ‘97 and ‘99). He batted .398 as a junior and .580 as a senior with a state-high 69 hits as he finished his high school career as the school’s all-time leader in hits (224) and walks (125). He was named All-State, All-Region and All-Lowcountry, named the Region Player of the Year and the 4A State Player of the Year. At the College of Charleston, he played in 216 career games and hit .328 with 19 home runs, 144 RBI, 184 runs and 60 stolen bases, 43 doubles and 11 triples. His .423 batting average in 2002 ranked 15th nationally (also 3rd all-time at CofC). He was named first-team All-Southern Conference in 2002, second team in 2003 and named to the All-Atlantic Region second team by the American Baseball Coaches Association in ‘02. He began his professional career by signing a free agent contract with the Colorado Rockies and played two seasons in the Northwestern League.

Timmy Linker (Coach) (Deceased): Timmy was a volunteer coach at St. Andrews Parks and Playground for over 40 years, as well as working with both St. Andrew’s High School and the current West Ashley High School. He began as a volunteer T-ball coach in 1969 and has twice been named the St. Andrew’s Parks Volunteer of the Year. He held many roles at each – Athletic Director, Scorekeeper, Announcer, Umpire/Referee - and loved every minute of his time on the field/court. Over the years, the youth he had the pleasure to coach have become coaches themselves, quoting Timmy as their inspiration. In 2007, St. Andrews Parks and Playground Commission inducted him into their Hall of Fame and in 2022 officially named the Brinker Field press box after Timmy at their main complex on Playground Road.

CHARLESTON BASEBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

2022 - Rodney Hancock

Brett Spivey

Timmy Linker

2021 - Chip Cannon

Oscar Fordham

2020 - No Inductions

2019 - Tony Cadden

Mike Montei

Kiki Cuyler

2018 – Lewis Elmore “Lukey” Dudley

Jerry Stoots

Richard “Dick” Jones

2017 - Philip Hartig

R.J. Swindle

Ryan Johnson

John Couch

2016 – Ted Byrne

Chris Campbell

Nick Chigges

Joe Riley, Jr.

Mike Veeck

2015 – Pete Ayoub

John Chalus

Lee Curtis

2014 – Reese Havens

David Hoffman

Billy Swails, Jr.

2013 – Steven Jackson

Drew Meyer

Britt Reames

2012 – Gettys Glaze

Tom Hatley

John Rhodes

2011 – Bill Ackerman

Roberto Alomar

Mike Kimbrell

2010 – Lee Glaze

Fred Jordan

D.K. Walters

Kenny Wilkinson

2009 – John Dodds, Jr.

W.S. “Bull” Durham

Donald Morillo

Doug Pounder

2008 – Bryce Florie

Danny Jones

Charley Smith

Richard Wieters

2007 – 1955 Cannon Street YMCA All-Star Team

1990 Citadel World Series Team

Anthony Jenkins

Modie Risher

2006 – Ty Cline

Mike Cook

Gary McJunkin

Chal Port

2005 – John Candelaria

2004 – David Cone

2003 – Willie Randolph

Gorman Thomas

The three new inductees will be honored prior to the RiverDogs’ Sunday, August 14 home game against the Lynchburg Hillcats at 4:30 p.m. before the 5:05 p.m. first pitch. In addition, they will have their names inscribed on the Hall of Fame list located on the main concourse of Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.

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Rescued beagles find new homes after arriving in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- More than a dozen beagles are settling into their new homes just two months after being rescued from a mass breeding facility in Virginia.On Saturday, Pet Helpers held an adoption event at their James Island facility for the 18 beagles puppies brought to the shelter weeks ago.According to organizers, excited adopters began lining up around 3:30 a.m and by the time shelter staff arrived at 6:30 a.m., cars stretched down Folly Road, all hoping for the chance to take a puppy home.Pet Helpers staff o...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- More than a dozen beagles are settling into their new homes just two months after being rescued from a mass breeding facility in Virginia.

On Saturday, Pet Helpers held an adoption event at their James Island facility for the 18 beagles puppies brought to the shelter weeks ago.

According to organizers, excited adopters began lining up around 3:30 a.m and by the time shelter staff arrived at 6:30 a.m., cars stretched down Folly Road, all hoping for the chance to take a puppy home.

Pet Helpers staff opened the gates shortly before 8:00 a.m. and handed out a total of 36 numbered tickets to guarantee potential adopters’ spots in line.

After filling out the adoption application, adopters waited anxiously for their number to be called as staff prepared the puppies for the special day with a bath, breakfast, and final playtime.

One by one, adopters–some traveling from as far as Tampa, Fla.–were brought in to meet the beagles and make their picks. Once a puppy was chosen, adopters met with adoption counselors to determine eligibility, answer questions, and provide tips for the transition.

Once the necessary paperwork was complete, it was time for adopters to take their new furry family addition home.

“Seeing the pure joy and excitement on the faces of the adopters, as well as the puppies as they began their new journey together was amazing,” Pet Helpers Executive Director Melissa Susko said. “The animal-loving community in the Lowcountry, and beyond, were able to come together today, supporting each other, the puppies, and the greater cause of finding homes for all adoptable animals.”

Susko added that while the last few weeks have been “hectic,” participating in the rescue effort has been a rewarding experience for the shelter.

“What a wonderful experience knowing these puppies are now destined for a life of love and will never have to face the misery they were slated for,” she said.

Organizers said that while potential adopters 18 through 22 were unable to walk away with a puppy on Saturday, they were given the opportunity to adopt five future beagle puppies that arrived at Pet Helpers a couple of days earlier.

Pet Helpers does not have additional adoptable beagles yet, but interested adopters can visit the Humane Society of the United States website to find a participating shelter or rescue near them.

To learn more about WCBD’s Clear the Shelters initiative, click here.

Hilton Head jellyfish sting has experts looking at local waters

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) — “It’s not something you really expect when you’re on vacation in South Carolina."Karen Buzzi was with her family relaxing at the beach on Hilton Head Island on Sunday when her son came out of the water screaming.“I was not too deep but deep enough where I couldn’t see my feet and suddenly, I felt somethi...

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) — “It’s not something you really expect when you’re on vacation in South Carolina."

Karen Buzzi was with her family relaxing at the beach on Hilton Head Island on Sunday when her son came out of the water screaming.

“I was not too deep but deep enough where I couldn’t see my feet and suddenly, I felt something wrap around my legs," says James Ghosh, the 9-year-old boy who was stung.

James may not have been aware of the cause of his pain, but he knew he was hurting.

“I thought it might have been some old seaweed or like I brushed a fish or something, but I just ran out of the water screaming, because I didn’t want to know," continued Ghosh.

A yellow flag was flying when the sting happened on Sunday, which usually means encounters with jellyfish are possible.

Buzzi believes more can be done to warn people.

“It would be nice if they had a sign that said 'jellyfish warning' or some sort of indication of what to expect," continued Buzzi.

Experts say warmer waters usually lead to an increase in jellyfish clusters and advise to always have a first aid kit.

“If people are very concerned about getting stung and they want to be in the water this time of year, it’s good to have a little first aid kit," says Shannon Howard, a Senior Biologist with the South Carolina Aquarium. "I recommend people carry tweezers to remove the tentacles, and vinegar."

James still has a few scars left from the sting, but the pain has subsided.

Buzzi hopes what happened to her son, will serve as a warning to others.

"But the water here is so warm that it’s attracting all different types of sea life, and I don’t think that’s something that people going to the beach here realize," says Buzzi.

And even though a reaction from a jellyfish can be painful, Howard wants people to know that jellyfish are a sign of a healthy ocean.

"And it just shows you when you have these abnormal blooms that the ecosystem is in trouble, it’s a sign for us that we need to do something to stop that," Howard said.

Experts say if you do get stung by a jellyfish, don't touch it with your bare hands, and avoid rubbing sand on the wound.

Instead, apply vinegar or rubbing alcohol to the area, and try hydrocortisone cream to lessen the pain.

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