A woman was taken to hospital after she was bitten by a sea creature at Fairy Bower.

Just after 2.00pm this afternoon (Saturday, 02 March), a woman approached Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) Manly patrol saying she was unwell after being bitten by a sea creature at Fairy Bower rock pool, Manly (image below).

Lifesavers put the woman on oxygen and began treating her under the protocol for someone bitten by a blue ringed octopus. The SLSNSW Duty Officer made their way to Manly Beach to take command of the incident as NSW Ambulance was called.

Fairy Bower rock pool at Manly

The 52-year-old woman, who began to show symptoms of being unwell, explained to lifesavers that she had been at the rock pool when she felt a sharp pain in her right calf.

The woman said that she then saw what appeared to be a snake moving away from her. She left the water and made her way to Manly Beach, where she approached the patrol tent for assistance (main image).

NSW Ambulance at Manly Beach

Keeping the woman still and calm, lifesavers provided first aid treatment until NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived at Manly Beach just after 2.30pm. Paramedics assessed the woman’s condition and promptly decided that she should be taken to hospital.

Just after 2.45pm, she was assisted from the beach and taken by NSW Ambulance to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate

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