My boyfriend and I are staying in Fiji and 2 days ago when out surfing he was stung by a jellyfish. He's a surfer and has been stung back in Australia and the pain was short and bearable. This was so bad, to the point that not only he but I thought he would die. He was transported by a surf boat to our resort and there was a hellicopter was on the way. The medical staff told me it had only happened to another man less than a week ago...but we both had heard nothing about jellyfish on forums or friends who have stayed in Fiji.
Does Anyone have any idea what type of jellyfish are around these spots (he was Surfing at cloud break)? I have googled and read trip adviser but there isn't much for serious jellyfish stingers and it seems quite rare but they are 100% there. His Symptoms were: He has a badly swollen and cut up red looking arm, no tentacles were attached, he was in unbearable pain, was convulsing and shaking, severe pain in chest to he point it looked like he was going to have a heart attack, struggled to breath and had excruciating back pain. I honestly have never seen anyone in pain like it. I really thought this was it.
Also, are these any after effects? He was in excruciating pain and they took him to a Medi centre on a resort but not a hospital, he was shaking so badly they couldn't insert a drip at the time. He has also had weird pulses in various parts of his body since like electric shocks If anyone has any advice they could give me that would be greatly appreciated. I would hate for this to happen to a child or anyone while on holiday.
If you have seen any jellyfish or heard stories or know information this would be greatly appreciated. :)