A fisherman is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the chest by a stingray off the South Australian coast.
Police received a call from a prawn trawler just before 10:00pm ACDT last night.
The crew member had been working on the boat seven nautical miles north-west of Wallaroo when it is believed he was stabbed by the ray.
Ambulance crews met the trawler at Wallaroo and rushed the man to the local hospital.
Police say the barb pierced the man’s chest but did not lodge.
Conservationist Steve Irwin was killed when a stingray barb pierced his chest in September.