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Yet another marine stinger attack

AGL Action Rescue Helicopter en route to marine sting incident on Fraser Island. Photo courtesy – AGL Action Rescue Helicopter

The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter has been called to yet another suspected marine sting on Fraser island, the sixth since December 30.
A 16 year old boy was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital by the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter last night after suffering a serious jellyfish sting on Fraser Island.
The boy from Julatten was a passenger on an eight metre yacht, anchored on the western side of Fraser Island, 50 metres off the beach at Wathumba Creek.
As he was wading through knee deep water he was stung just below his right knee.  The species has not been confirmed as an irukandji.
The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter landed on the beach near the vessel where the helicopter’s intensive care flight paramedic treated the boy.
He was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition, accompanied by his father.
Of the six marine sting incidents that the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter has attended since Dec 30,  five of those patients were airlifted to Hervey Bay hospital. All patients are in a stable condition.
Authorities are investigating the possibility irudkandji jellyfish have moved into the Fraser Island region.
UPDATE:  Mon Jan 7th 16:15 The Bundaberg based AGL Action Rescue Helicopter is enroute to Fraser Island for another suspected Irukandji sting.  That will make seven.