Two girls airlifted from Fraser Island after marine sting

TWO girls have been rushed to hospital after two separate incidents on Fraser Island.

Shortly after 2.30pm on Friday, the Sunshine Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to fly to Orchid Beach, on the western side of the island, to airlift a five-year-old who had reportedly been stung.

The young girl was airlifted to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.


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Just hours later, a Sunshine Coast teen, who was also holidaying near Orchid Beach, was airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital.

The 16-year-old was in a stable condition.

The species of marine stinger was unknown in both cases.

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