The stonefish is one of the world’s most venomous fish.
The stonefish is one of the world’s most venomous fish. Brett Wortman

Pumicestone Passage stonefish victim rushed to hospital

A MAN suffered from a stonefish sting in the Pumicestone Passage yesterday afternoon.

Police officers were at the Caloundra Powerboat Club in Golden Beach on an unrelated matter when they saw a boat coming into the ramp at high speed around 12.15pm.

It is understood the man had a barb through a muscle.

Ambulance officers were unable to attend as they were diverted to a more urgent case, so the police officers transported the man to the Caloundra Hospital.

He was discharged before 4pm.

This comes after a five-year-old girl stood on a freshwater stonefish (bullrout) while enjoying a day out with her family at the popular Mooloolah Valley swimming spot, Hell Hole on Christmas Eve.



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