David Cameron suffered a painful sting from a jellyfish while on his Easter holiday with his family in Lanzarote.
Reports state that Cameron was warned by locals about the dangers of jellyfish, and even though he got his children out of the waves, he returned for another swim off the popular Arrieta beach.
Tourists described how he came running from the water a short time later, rubbing his arm shouting: “Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!”
Wendy, an ex-pat who has lived at the Canary Island resort for 12 years, described the type of jellyfish as “a reddy colour, quite small but with very long tentacles”.
The sting, although painful, was reported to be pretty minor and did not require treatment.
This incident just goes to show that it’s probably wise to heed the warnings of locals when on holiday in an area you don’t know very well.