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Woman fighting for life after being stung by a jellyfish in Queensland

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 
  • On February 22, teen Tommy Johnson was stung by a box jellyfish – he later died

A woman is fighting for her life after she was reportedly stung by a jellyfish in Queensland. 

The woman, believed to be aged in her 20s, attended a local medical centre at 12pm with reports of a ‘serious sting’ off Hayman Island on Tuesday.

She was said to 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. 

The irukandji jellyfish is tiny – bur remains one of the most feared creatures in the ocean

The woman was said to be airlifted from the Whitsundays region to a nearby hospital where she will be urgently assessed

The woman was said to be airlifted from the Whitsundays region to a nearby hospital where she will be urgently assessed

Last month, teenager Tommy Johnson was stung by a box jellyfish while swimming with family at Patterson Point in Queensland’s far north.

He was rushed to Townsville Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, but tragically passed away on March 1, just a few days before turning 18.

Johnson’s death was the first reported fatality from a box jellyfish sting in Australia stretching back 14 years.

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