Woman airlifted to hospital after Irukandji jellyfish sting in Qld

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after being stung by a suspected Irukandji jellyfish at Fraser Island.

The woman, aged in her early 20’s, was swimming at the popular holiday destination when she was stung.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter winched the Sydney woman off the beach before transporting her to Hervey Bay Hospital for treatment.


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Queensland Ambulance said the young woman was in a stable condition.

Irukandji jellyfish are the smallest and most venomous box jellyfish in the world.

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