Man airlifted to hospital after eastern brown bite

A MAN who was bitten by a snake on the foot was airlifted to Bundaberg Base Hospital on Saturday by the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter.

A RACQ CareFlight Rescue spokeswoman said it was suspected the snake was an eastern brown, one of the world's deadliest.

The 40-year-old man was bitten at his property in Mt Perry while walking through long grass.

A neighbouring friend drove him to Gin Gin Hospital, about 30 minutes away, where he was met by the RACQ CareFlight Rescue team and was treated by the QAS paramedic for envenomation.

A QAS road crew on their way to the property diverted back to the hospital and transported the patient to the showgrounds, where the RACQ CareFlight helicopter landed.

The man was showing signs of envenomation and was airlifted to Bundaberg Base Hospital in a serious but stable condition.


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