Snake bite on Fraser Island

AN 18-YEAR-OLD woman was airlifted off Fraser Island after being bitten on the foot by a snake about 10.20pm on Tuesday.

The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter was called to Eurong after the Brisbane woman was bitten on the toe while walking around the resort.

She was staying there with her family and a friend.

Fraser Island paramedics treated the woman at the scene before the decision was made to airlift her to Nambour Hospital.

Pilot David Donaldson flew the helicopter to the helipad at the Eurong ranger station, with crewman Scott Reeman and flight paramedic Brett Rogers on board.

Mr Rogers worked with paramedics to stabilise the woman before loading her into the helicopter.

Due to deteriorating weather conditions the chopper was diverted to Sunshine Coast Airport, where the woman was picked up by ambulance and taken to Nambour Hospital.

She remains in a stable condition.



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