A woman and a child were flown to hospital after they both were stung by a suspected Irukandji off a popular Central Queensland island.
Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics were called to Great Keppel Island following reports of the stinging called at 6.10pm on Saturday.
Paramedics treated a woman in her 30s after she was stung on the leg and a young primary school aged girl who was stung on her buttock.
The pair were flown in stable conditions by RACQ CapRescue crew to Rockhampton Hospital for further treatment.
The Irukandji aren’t exclusive to Queensland waters, and can be found in waters all around Australia.
The Irukandji is a kind of miniature jellyfish whose sting is considered to cause severe pain.
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