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Woman airlifted after marine creature spikes foot


(Photo courtesy RACQ LifeFlight Rescue.)

A woman in her thirties had to be airlifted to hospital off Fraser Island on Saturday afternoon after she stood on an unknown marine creature.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter attended. 

Staff from the service say it was believed she had been jet skiing off the western side of the island when she climbed off the ski and stepped directly onto an animal in the shallow water.

Early reports suggested it was a stingray, but the service says it is more likely to have been a stone fish or other spiked creature. 

The woman was flown to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.

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