Press Release -

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlifts another irukandji sting victim

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a holidaymaker - aged in his twenties - to Hervey Bay Hospital, after he suffered a marine sting on Fraser Island this afternoon.

The rescue chopper landed on the eastern side of the island, to assist a patient who believed he had been stung by an irukandji jellyfish on his foot.

A Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedic, who was onboard the helicopter, said the man's symptoms indicated he had fallen victim to the extremely venomous jellyfish.

The patient was treated at the scene, before being flown to Hervey Bay hospital in a stable condition.

In the past two weeks, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has airlifted six other patients, suffering from severe marine stings, from the popular holiday spot.