A Fjord Line ferry sailing from Hirtshals to Langesund in Norway had to turn back to the port on Tuesday after an 8-year-old boy was stung by a scorpion.
Gert Balling, head of Fjord Line told TV2 Nord that the crew is looking for the stinger.
"We have sealed off the area on the ferry and are trying to find the insect. We are of course sorry to hear that something has happened to one of our passengers and that's why we need to investigate this."
Scorpion sighting not confirmed
Passengers were told over the public announcement system that a scorpion had stung a passenger after several witnesses reported sighting the animal, but the company hasn't been able to confirm if there really was a scorpion on board the ship.
The boy was immediately taken to hospital.