Fraser Island - Surf Life Saving Queensland have conducted marine stinger drags on Fraser Island. The drags were to look for Irukandji - Jellyfish expert, Associate Professor for James Cook University and advisor to Surf Life Saving Queensland, Jamie Seymour caught this Irukandji on Friday night, 30 metres off the Fraser Island Shore.
Fraser Island - Surf Life Saving Queensland have conducted marine stinger drags on Fraser Island. The drags were to look for Irukandji - Jellyfish expert, Associate Professor for James Cook University and advisor to Surf Life Saving Queensland, Jamie Seymour caught this Irukandji on Friday night, 30 metres off the Fraser Island Shore.

Whitsundays teen in hospital after suspected marine sting

A young Cannonvale teenager has been taken to hospital following a suspected marine sting.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said a crew was called to a private home at Cannonvale at 2.26pm.

The spokeswoman said the girl had been swimming at the beach where she is suspected to have been stung by a jellyfish or irukandji.

She was taken to Proserpine Hospital in a stable condition with marks to her inner thigh.

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The incident marks the third weekend in a row there has been a suspected marine sting at Mackay Whitsunday region beaches.

Last weekend, a 16-year-old Cannonvale girl was taken to hospital after she was suspected to have been stung by a jellyfish while on a jet ski.

And the weekend prior on March, 6, two boys were taken to Mackay Base Hospital after being stung by jellyfish in water off Bucasia Esplanade.

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