Woman fighting for life after being stung by a jellyfish just weeks after a fisherman died from a similar sting
- Woman, in her 20s, was stung by a jellyfish near Hayman Island in Queensland
- Early reports suggest it could have been from a deadly Irukandji jellyfish
A woman is reportedly fighting for her life after she was stung by a jellyfish in Queensland.
The woman, aged in her 20s, attended a local medical centre at 12pm with reports of a ‘serious sting’ off Hayman Island on Tuesday.
She will now be airlifted from the Whitsundays region to a nearby hospital where she will be urgently assessed.
Early reports suggest the woman could have been stung a deadly Irukandji jellyfish.
Last month, Queensland teenager Tommy Johnson was stung by a box jellyfish while swimming with family at Patterson Point near Bamaga.
He was rushed to hospital but tragically passed away on March 3, just a few days before turning 18.
Johnson’s death was the first reported fatality from a box jellyfish sting in 14 years.