Stinger sea­son of­fi­cial

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

STINGER sea­son has of­fi­cially started in Port Dou­glas with the net­ting of small box jel­ly­fish in Port Dou­glas and at El­lis Beach and a ma­jor marine st­ing from an irukandji yes­ter­day north of Cairns.

Life­guards are on high alert and will con­duct drags and risk as­sess­ment nu­mer­ous times through­out the day.

The North Queens­land branch urges swim­mers to keep be­tween the flags at Four Mile beach be­tween 9am-5pm when there are life­guards on duty.

“Do not wade or swim in the open water or at closed beaches,” a spokesper­son said.

“Marine stingers and other crea­tures are a nat­u­ral part of the marine environment.

“The lifesaving pa­trols and stinger re­sis­tant en­clo­sures are there for the safety of swim­mers, so the pub­lic are re­minded to swim only in pa­trolled lo­ca­tion.”

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