The stonefish is one of the world’s most venomous fish.
The stonefish is one of the world’s most venomous fish. Brett Wortman

Pumicestone Passage stonefish victim rushed to hospital

A MAN suffered from a stonefish sting in the Pumicestone Passage yesterday afternoon.

Police officers were at the Caloundra Powerboat Club in Golden Beach on an unrelated matter when they saw a boat coming into the ramp at high speed around 12.15pm.

It is understood the man had a barb through a muscle.

Ambulance officers were unable to attend as they were diverted to a more urgent case, so the police officers transported the man to the Caloundra Hospital.

He was discharged before 4pm.

This comes after a five-year-old girl stood on a freshwater stonefish (bullrout) while enjoying a day out with her family at the popular Mooloolah Valley swimming spot, Hell Hole on Christmas Eve.


United front to fight for long term water security

United front to fight for long term water security

The two councils have come together to form the collaboration.

$16 million to target diseases

$16 million to target diseases

Tackling pests and diseases together

Breaking the Ice Forums educate communities

Breaking the Ice Forums educate communities

Sergeant Nadine Webster says information is power.

Local Partners