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Eighth suspected Irukandji sting on Fraser Island

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter flew to Orchid Beach on Fraser Island last night to airlift a teenaged girl who suffered a suspected Irukandji jellyfish sting.

This mission marks the eighth RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlift of a patient with a marine sting in the past eight days. All eight stings occurred on the Western side of Fraser Island.

The patient was initially treated on-scene by Queensland Ambulance Service Paramedics before the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter landed at Orchid Beach with an air-medical team on board.

The patient was flown to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.