Fisherman stung by Stingray

Just off the coast of Esperance


12 October 2018

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A fisherman has been stung by a stingray on his foot off the Esperance coast yesterday, Thursday October 11.

At around 1:00pm Esperance Volunteer Marine Rescue Service received the call and estimated he was around 30 nautical miles off the coast and said he was in a lot of pain.

The man was brought to shore in front of the Esperance Bay Yacht Club where Esperance Police and St John Ambulance attended the scene.

The injured fisherman was taken to Esperance Health Campus by St John Ambulance for treatment and further observation. 

If you ever need to contact the Esperance Volunteer Marine Rescue Service, call 0419 869 655.

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