World news – Woman flown to hospital after reporting an Irukandji sting


UPDATE 3:30 p.m .: A woman in her twenties was flown to Mackay Base Hospital after an alleged Irukandji sting in the Whitsundays.

A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said the woman was stabbed in the leg and flown to the hospital in stable condition.

The spokeswoman said it was not known where in the waters of Pentecost Sunday the woman was stung.

INITIAL: A rescue helicopter arrives at a medical facility on Hayman Island after an Irukandji sting was reported in the Whitsundays.

A paramedic was on board the rescue helicopter, which was on site at noon, who was supposed to help with the treatment.

The incident comes after a teenage boy from Cannonvale was rushed to Proserpine Hospital on Saturday on suspicion of a sea sting.

The girl had swum on the beach, where she was believed to have been stung by a jellyfish that may was an Irukandji.


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