SNAKE BITE: Paramedics are on scene at a Burnett snake bite. (Picture: File)
SNAKE BITE: Paramedics are on scene at a Burnett snake bite. (Picture: File)

Snake bite victim airlifted to safety

UPDATE: 3:00pm

THE patient has been winched to safety and airlifted to Bundaberg hospital in a stable condition.

UPDATE: 2.15pm

A rescue helicopter has been dispatched from Bundaberg.

Paramedics remain with the patient who is in a stable condition.

UPDATE: 1.31pm

Paramedics are currently on scene treating a male in his twenties who was bitten on the hand.

Fire and rescue crews are assessing if the area is suitable for a helicopter winch.

12:45pm

Paramedics are currently trying to reach a man stuck inside Mt Walsh National Park.

The patient, in a hard to reach area of the national park near Biggenden was reportedly bitten by a snake.

Fire and rescue crews are currently on route to the scene, however if they are unable to reach the patient a rescue helicopter will be brought in.

 

More to come …

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