David Cameron has reportedly been stung by a jellyfish while swimming in the sea at a Lanzarote holiday resort.
According to reports the Prime Minister was said to have ignored warnings after locals spotted a number of the stinging marine animals at the island’s Arrieta beach.
According to the Daily Mirror, tourists saw him suddenly run from the water rubbing his arm yelling: “Ouch!”
One local said Mr Cameron first got his children out of the sea after hearing the warning, before he returned to his swim.
Local ex-pat Wendy, 59, told the newspaper that one of her friends warned Mr Cameron the sea was full of jellyfish.
“Everyone got out of the water and his kids walked back with their minders around the pier,” she said.
“But then he decided to get back in then suddenly came out shouting in pain after getting stung.”
A source said the Prime Minister was not seriously hurt and the sting did not require medical treatment.