An eight-year-old with a suspected irukandji sting has been winched off Fraser Island and airlifted to hospital.

The Gold Coast girl was stung on her right arm while swimming at Awinya Creek on the western side of Fraser Island on Monday.

She suffered severe pain, nausea and abdominal cramping.

The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter attended the scene, where the child and her mother were winched up to the helicopter.

The girl was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital and is in a stable condition.

In the past nine days, the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter has flown to the aid of seven people suffering jellyfish stings while swimming on the western side of Fraser Island.


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