The boy was taken to hospital after suffering severe hot water burns.
The boy was taken to hospital after suffering severe hot water burns. Trevor Veale

Coast child suffers significant burns after hot water scalding

A BOY has been rushed to hospital after suffering significant hot water burns to his body.

Queensland Ambulance reports that a male child was scalded to 14 per cent of his body with "partial thickness” at a Mountain Creek property just before 8pm yesterday.

Partial thickness burns are more commonly known as second degree burns - the most painful type of burn.

The boy has been taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.


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