Marine stinger victim released from hospital
A WOMAN urgently transported to hospital on Sunday afternoon with complaints of a severe reaction to a marine stinger has been discharged from Gladstone Hospital.
On Tuesday it was confirmed the marine stinger was neither a box jellyfish or an irukandji.
A family friend of the patient, who did not want to be named, told The Observer they were relieved to hear the sting had not been from the potentially-fatal irukandji.
"We didn't see the stinger, only a very small tentacle attached to her forearm," he said.
"She immediately complained of dizziness and was unsteady on her feet, so we had feared the worst."
Paramedics rushed to Gladstone Marina just after 1pm on Sunday after receiving news that an occupant onboard a yacht had been stung by the venomous marine stinger 10 nautical miles off the coast of Gladstone.