A 17-year-old boy has died in hospital a week after being stung by a box jellyfish, while swimming at a beach near Bamaga on Queensland’s western Cape York.
- The teenager died in hospital a week after being stung by the jellyfish
- It’s the first fatality from the animal since 2006
- A marine biologist says fatalities from the jellyfish are avoidable
It is the first recorded box jellyfish fatality since 2006.
The boy was stung while swimming at Patterson Point, near Bamaga, on February 22.