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Teenage boy dies from box jellyfish sting in Cape York — the first death from the animal in 15 years – ABC News

A 17-year-old boy dies after being stung by a box jellyfish near Bamaga — the same place the last person was killed by the animal in 2006.



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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.
Key points:

  • 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.

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