Woman flown off Fraser Island with suspected snake bite

An RACQ CareFlight Rescue crew has flown to the aid of a 20-year-old woman who says she was bitten by a snake on Fraser Island.
An RACQ CareFlight Rescue crew has flown to the aid of a 20-year-old woman who says she was bitten by a snake on Fraser Island. RACQ CareFlight Rescue

A 20-YEAR-old woman has been flown to hospital after a suspected snake bite on Fraser Island.

An RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter spokeswoman said the Bundaberg-based crew was sent to Kingfisher Bay Resort at 8.30pm on Tuesday night.

She said the Sydney woman told the rescue crew she was walking along a path at the resort when she decided to take a shortcut through the bush.

While off the path, the tourist said she was bitten by a snake, which she described as being just over half a metre long with yellow colouring.

The spokeswoman said the university student was given first-aid at the resort, before receiving further treatment from the rescue crew and a Queensland Ambulance Service paramedic on the island.

The patient was flown to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition, the spokeswoman said.

Topics:  fraser island hervey bay hospital racq careflight helicopter snake bite

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