News -

CareFlight crews airlift marine stinger victims

CareFlight crews were tasked to Fraser Island on two separate occasions yesterday (Friday) to treat and transport patients who had reportedly been stung by marine stingers.

Shortly after 2.30pm, the Sunshine Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to fly to Orchid Beach, on Fraser Island’s western side, to airlift a 5-year-old girl who had reportedly been stung.

The young girl was airlifted to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.

Later that evening, a 16-year-old Sunshine Coast girl, who was also holidaying near Orchid Beach, was airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital by the Bundaberg-based rescue helicopter.

She also travelled in a stable condition.

The species of marine stinger was unknown in both cases.