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Man airlifted to hospital after suspected snake bite

A MAN in his 40s has been airlifted to Bundaberg following a suspected snake bite on his lower right leg in the fifth CareFlight mission since August. 

This is the second snake bite incident CareFlight has responded to in November.

RACQ CareFlight Rescue's Bundaberg-based helicopter was tasked at 12.30pm to retrieve the man from Monto Hospital.

He was airlifted to Bundaberg Base Hospital for further treatment in a stable condition.

RACQ CareFlight Rescue advise people who suspect they have been bitten by a snake to stay calm, limit movement, apply compression and immediately contact emergency services.

It follows an incident in Hervey Bay earlier in November when a 5-year-old girl was bitten by a snake at Torbanlea. 

Doctors at Hervey Bay Hospital were unable to detect any venom in the girl's system.

A 21-year-old man was also bitten on his lower arm by a suspected brown snake at Coonarr Rd on Monday morning.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the patient did not have any life threatening symptoms but was transported to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.

The man was working at a Tomato plantation at the time he was bitten.

Topics:  bundaberg, careflight, monto, snake bite



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