Topics:  department, fraser island, irukandji, jellyfish, swimmers, warning

Multiple people stung by Irukandji in Fraser Island waters

SEVERAL people have been stung by Irukandji jellyfish on Fraser Island, the Department of National Parks has confirmed, and swimmers have been warned to stay out of the water in certain areas.

"Multiple people have been stung by Irukandji jellyfish along the western coast of Fraser Island in the past few days," the department said in a public notice released on Thursday.

"Reported locations include Platypus Bay, Wathumba, Awinya and Woralie Creeks.

"Visitors are advised that swimming at these locations and along the western coast of Fraser Island is not recommended.

"Your safety is our concern but your responsibility."

The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter has airlifted an adult and a child stung by jellyfish off the island this week.



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