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Teen airlifted after marine sting on Fraser Island

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter flew to Fraser Island this afternoon to airlift a teenager who suffered a suspected irukandji jellyfish sting, the seventh airlift of its kind in the past week.

The male, from Brisbane, was swimming on the west side of the island when he suffered the sting.

He was initially treated on-scene by Queensland Ambulance Service Paramedics before the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter landed at Happy Valley with an air-medical team on board.

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

This mission marked the seventh RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlift of a patient stung by a suspected irukandji jellyfish in the past seven days. All seven airlifts were from Fraser Island.