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    Australian Dives Face-First Into Deadly Jellyfish, Gets Stung

    SYDNEY A man who dove face-first into an extremely venomous, peanut-sized jellyfish in the waters off northeast Australia was flown to a hospital intensive care unit, officials said Friday.

    The 29-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was on a yacht Thursday near South Molle Island, off northeast Queensland state. As a precaution, he was wearing a full-length "stinger suit," a lightweight version of a wetsuit that covers everything but the face, feet and hands and helps protect against venomous jellyfish that are common in northern Australia's waters during the Southern Hemisphere summer.

    But when he dove into the water, he was immediately stung in the face by a potentially lethal Irukandji jellyfish, Central Queensland Helicopter Rescue Service spokeswoman Leonie Hansen said. He was taken back to the island, where a rescue team rushed to his aid.

    "The crew said he was shivering and in shock and in a great deal of pain," Hansen said.
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    Re: Australian Dives Face-First Into Deadly Jellyfish, Gets Stung

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    Re: Australian Dives Face-First Into Deadly Jellyfish, Gets Stung

    I swear, Australia has the nastiest critters on the entire planet living there. My hat comes off for anyone who actually lives in that place. I guess there has to be some downside to make up for how beautiful it is.
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    Re: Australian Dives Face-First Into Deadly Jellyfish, Gets Stung

    Ouch!

    I would say ... it sucks to be that guy!

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    Re: Australian Dives Face-First Into Deadly Jellyfish, Gets Stung

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I swear, Australia has the nastiest critters on the entire planet living there. My hat comes off for anyone who actually lives in that place. I guess there has to be some downside to make up for how beautiful it is.
    Criminals are a hardy bunch.....

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    Re: Australian Dives Face-First Into Deadly Jellyfish, Gets Stung

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Criminals are a hardy bunch.....
    That's not funny. This is no laughing matter. Granted he was a dumb ass for going in the water with such a high risk, but he could have a wife and children who depend on him.

    While it's true every day has it's perils & challenges why cast your fate to the wind. I doubt he would have been wearing the suit he was in if he wasn't aware of the danger.

    A recent episode of CSI-Miami had killer jellyfish in it's core plot they were much larger.
    Once in about 1974 on Padre Island, Texas a storm the washed up on shore what seemed like millions of jellyfish that practically covered the shore line for over a mile and about 10 feet in from the surf. You could not wade in the water or get to it for that matter.
    It was like a scene from a horror movie. Fortunately it was in Feb. and no one was going swimming in the icy water anyway.

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    Re: Australian Dives Face-First Into Deadly Jellyfish, Gets Stung

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I swear, Australia has the nastiest critters on the entire planet living there. My hat comes off for anyone who actually lives in that place. I guess there has to be some downside to make up for how beautiful it is.
    Actually I would suggest that the most venomous critturs on the entire planet are currently those democrats in Washington.

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    Re: Australian Dives Face-First Into Deadly Jellyfish, Gets Stung

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    Re: Australian Dives Face-First Into Deadly Jellyfish, Gets Stung

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Actually I would suggest that the most venomous critturs on the entire planet are currently those democrats in Washington.
    I wonder how the not so Fad three Dims (no spell error) would like to be referred to as some in ethnic groups refer to each other.

    I am of course talking about use of the term Dog in place of pal of friend when some in those groups are talking with each other.

    Of course the three I'm alluding to are Pelosi, Boxer,and Feinstein not one of whom would you take to a dog fight even if they were the number one contender.

    But there bite is not venomous just their ideas, but all three have a loud bark.

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    Re: Australian Dives Face-First Into Deadly Jellyfish, Gets Stung

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I swear, Australia has the nastiest critters on the entire planet living there. My hat comes off for anyone who actually lives in that place. I guess there has to be some downside to make up for how beautiful it is.
    It's not too bad as most of the dangerous creepy-crawlies don't show up very often. You have to be fairly unlucky to dive headfirst into a lethal jellyfish in any case.

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