Woman airlifted after standing on marine creature

The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a woman from Fraser Island, after she accidentally stood on an unknown marine creature.

It’s believed she had been jet skiing off the western side of the island, when she climbed off the ski and stepped directly onto an animal in the shallow water.

Early reports suggested it was a stingray, but medical information indicates it may have been a stone fish or other spiked creature.

The rescue helicopter was called to the incident around 1.45pm this afternoon. (Sat 5th Sept)

The pilot landed the chopper at one of the island’s helipads and the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic treated the patient on the beach, for an injury to her foot.

The woman, aged in her thirties, was in a stable condition when she was flown to Hervey Bay Hospital for further medical treatment.