A teenage boy has died a week after being stung by a box jellyfish in a ways north Queensland.
The 17-one year-oldschool died in Townsville Sanatorium on Wednesday after being stung by the jellyish while swimming off the tip of the Cape York Peninsula on February 22.
He had been swimming at at Patterson Point, approach the village of Bamaga, when he used to be strung by the Chironex fleckeri jellyfish, the sector’s most venomous animal.
The boy used to be then airlifted by the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service to Townsville Sanatorium’s intensive care unit.
The teen died on Wednesday and police are making ready a account for the coroner.
There were now not now not as a lot as 70 deaths precipitated by box jellyfish in Australian waters since records began within the 1880s and masses of more out of the country.
The boy’s demise is the important thing reported Chironex fleckeri fatality in 14 years.
A six-one year-oldschool boy died after being stung while swimming approach a a ways off Indigenous personnel within the Northern Territory in 2007.
One one year earlier a girl additionally died after being stung at Bamaga, approach where the teenage boy used to be stung.