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Deadly jellyfish stings teenagers in Queensland

Off the coast of Hook Island, Queensland.
Off the coast of Hook Island, Queensland. Image by peter boer / CC BY 2.0

A teenage boy has been airlifted to hospital after being stung by the potentially deadly irukandji jellyfish off Hook Island on Queensland’s Whitsunday Coast while snorkelling with his family. On Tuesday a teenage girl was also airlifted to the mainland after she suffered a suspected irukandji sting off Great Keppel Island. Read more: abc.net.au