WA: A boy on holiday in Exmouth was taken to hospital with a jellyfish sting

Western Australian beachgoers have been warned to be careful for a probably lethal jellyfish after a younger boy was stung whereas swimming.

Ethan, eight, was taking part in within the shallow water at Bundegi Seashore close to Exmouth on Monday evening when he felt the sting of the Irukandji.

“We received within the automotive… he was in excruciating ache in his again and abdomen, together with his chest,” his mom Jess informed 6PR.

“As we approached our trailer, he mentioned he felt like he was dying.”

A way of concern and doom is commonly reported by individuals affected by Irukandji stitches

Ethan was taken to Exmouth Hospital the place he was handled. He has since been launched.

“We have been most likely within the hospital inside an hour of him getting the sew,” Jess mentioned.

“It was actually upsetting to see him so upset.”

Parks and Wildlife Service says individuals must be looking out for Irukandji jellyfish in Ningaloo Marine Park and the Gulf of Exmouth after the incident.

Parks and Wildlife has warned beachgoers within the space to be careful for Irukandji.

“Guests swimming, strolling the seashore or fishing alongside the Ningaloo Coast and Exmouth Gulf ought to concentrate on two species of irukandji,” Parks and Wildlife mentioned in a put up on their Fb web page.

The Keesingia gigas have elongated, cube-shaped bells and are usually between 20 and 40 cm lengthy, whereas the Malo bella are in regards to the dimension of a fingernail and have an elongated tentacle at every of the 4 corners.

“When you spot an Irukandji jellyfish, please don’t contact it. Report sightings to Parks and Wildlife on 9947 8000.”

It follows a spate of Irukandji jellyfish assaults in Queensland.

5 youngsters have been stung in three separate incidents in waters off Okay’gari, also called Fraser Island, within the two weeks ended January 8. Two individuals have been stabbed whereas swimming close to Cairns on January 14.

Nobody died in both of those incidents, though everybody concerned required hospitalization.

Initially revealed as Child stung by tiny, lethal jellyfish, warning beachgoers