"Pretty scary": Dad and two young boys stung by jellyfish
UPDATE 26/02 11am: A FATHER and his two infants are in a stable condition after a suspected irukandji sting at Cape Gloucester Saturday afternoon.
The 34-year-old and his children, a 9-month-old and 2-year-old boys, were swimming close to Montes Reef Resort boat ramp about 3:45pm.
A worker at the resort called Queensland Ambulance Services when they discovered the 9-month-old had been stung and said it was "pretty scary" watching the boy vomiting.
She said she had worked there for four years and had never seen anyone stung before.
A spokeswoman for Mackay Hospital and Health Services said the two boys had been transferred to Mackay Base Hospital overnight in a stable condition.
She said the man was not transferred and she was unsure of his condition.
It's unconfirmed whether the stings were irukandji or not.
INITIAL: A MAN and two infants have been taken to Proserpine Hospital after being stung by jellyfish at Cape Gloucester this afternoon.
About 3:45pm, a 10-month-old boy and 18-month-old boy had stings to their legs, while it was unknown at this stage where the 34-year-old man was stung.
However, a Queensland Ambulance Services spokesman believed the man was stung by an irukandji.
The man and two boys are from the same family.
They are currently being treated at Proserpine Hospital.
More information to come.