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Man Suffers 'One Of The Worst' Sunburns While Swimming At Florida Beach

Man Suffers 'One Of The Worst' Sunburns While Swimming At Florida Beach

Social media has gone wild after a drone video captured a bunch of eagle rays swimming around an incredibly sunburned swimmer in Florida.

While some people have discussed how the proximity of the rays to humans in St Petersburg, Florida, many picked up on just how burned one person was.

The swimmer has been nicknamed 'Hellboy', Satan' and 'Red Lobster' as people on Twitter wonder just how in the hell he managed to get so red - almost purple.

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One person wrote: "Lava man goes for a swim near stingrays who seem unaware of their danger."

Another added: "Yikes... that sunburn has got to be one of the worst I've seen."

A third said: "Good thing he's in the water. Otherwise I would assume he would've already burst into flames."

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People on social media have warned that the bloke will probably be feeling sore for the next couple of days.

The video was recorded on a drone by Michael J McCarthy, from See Through Canoe.

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He said: "Every now and then the rays would swim really close to people and go right past them without ever being noticed. I live on the water and regularly see marine life like manatees, dolphins, and sharks swim past people unnoticed.

"Most people at the beach aren't wearing polarised glasses, so they hardly ever see what's in the water around them."

Our sunburned bather will need one hell of a lot of aloe vera and moisturiser to cure this.

Or he could try this little hack from an American mum, who claims that 30 minutes is all you need to get rid of a bit of excess sun from your skin.

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Credit: Facebook/Cindie Allen-Stewart
Credit: Facebook/Cindie Allen-Stewart
Credit: Facebook/Cindie Allen-Stewart
Credit: Facebook/Cindie Allen-Stewart

Cindie Allen-Stewart from Texas uses shaving cream. Menthol shaving cream to be exact.

She smothers it all over her burned areas, leaves it 30 minutes, rinses it off and Bob's your uncle. Simple as that.

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Well not quite as simple as that because Cindie clarified: "It's 30 minutes, rinse. The next day, if you still feel hot areas of a burn, reapply. Then wait another 30 minutes and rinse." Still pretty simple though.

Cindie explained her husband was the one who initially shared his home remedy with her, after learning it from his own mother.

She used shaving cream purchased on Amazon after struggling to find menthol-infused foam in stores.

Featured Image Credit: Michael J McCarthy via Storyful

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.