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
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.