Teen recovers after sea lice reaction

Photo / Greg Bowker
Photo / Greg Bowker

A teenager is recovering in hospital after suffering an anaphylactic reaction to what is thought to have been sea lice.

The 17-year-old girl, of Auckland, was at Motuihe Island on Monday when she suffered a bad reaction after swimming.

A Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokeswoman said: "It looks like she did have an anaphylactic reaction, possibly to sea lice, after swimming."

The teen, who was initially in a serious condition, was airlifted to Auckland City Hospital.

On arrival, her condition had improved to moderate.

Motuihe is popular for its DoC campsites and short day trips.

- NZME.

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