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Queensland Box Jellyfish Calliope River
A 10-year-old girl stung by a box jellyfish in central Queensland Calliope River at the weekend may be in hospital for at least another week.
A spokeswoman from the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) in Brisbane says Rachael Shardlow was stung on both legs and her left forearm while she was swimming in the Calliope River near Gladstone on Saturday.
Her parents drove her to meet an ambulance and she was treated in Gladstone before being taken to the RCH.
An RCH spokeswoman says the girl is in a stable condition.
Rachael's 12-year-old brother, Sam Shardlow, was also stung but was not injured.
He says he was also stung on the foot and that it was a traumatic experience.
"Rachel was swimming and she started screaming and she was like yelling out, 'get this slimy fish off me, get this fish off me'," he said.
"She got to shore and then she went up the bank and she was like, 'I can't see' and she laid down on the ground and got vinegar over her.
"She said, 'am I going to die?' She just laid there for a while."
Their father says she is lucky to be alive and that doctors in Brisbane are amazed at her recovery.
Father Geoff Shardlow says the tentacles have left burns on his daughter's legs, arms and stomach, but she is conscious and in good spirits.
He has told the ABC that his daughter had stopped breathing and was turning blue after she was stung, but he performed first aid in the car.
"It was every worst nightmare, you can have every training course in the world and I've got senior first aid certificates and I'm trained in CPR - I used to do lifesaving since I was 16 - but when it's your own daughter in your arms, it all just comes back into place," he said.
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on December 24 2009 14:34:10
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|Agnes Water - Town of 1770|
Common misspelling of Accommodation
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Agnes Water often called Agnes Waters and it is common for Lady Musgrave Island to be called Lady Musgrove Island and Captain Cook to Captian Cook and Capitan Cook or Captan Cook, with the Town of Seventeen Seventy now known as 1770 that would be hard to misspell for anyone. The correct spelling of Bundaburg Queensland, is Bundaberg.
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The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef runs along the Australian Queensland Coast, there are many towns from Central Queensland to Far North Queensland that offer Great Barrier Reef tours, such as fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling, cruises to Great Barrier Reef Islands, even Reef Walking and Surfing, some Islands on the Great Barrier Reef offer accommodation from Resort Style to Camping. The Southern End of the Great Barrier Reef begins from the Town of 1770 on the Queensland Discovery Coast, and extends North past Cairns, Port Douglas and Cook Town.
You will find places on this site that offer all of the above on The Great Barrier Reef as well as inland Rural areas, such as Mining Towns, Farm Stays and National Parkes, Gorges, Mountian Retreats and Beachside Towns. Use the Navigation links & Directories, if you prefer an other Langauge besides English you can click on your Counties Flag on the top right to translate all pages on Lets Connect to your prferred langauge.
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