Girl bitten by snake at school

UPDATE: 3.10pm:

A SPOKESPERSON for the Department of Education confirmed that an incident occurred this morning when a student reported they had been bitten by a snake on school grounds.

The student has since been taken to Rockhampton Hospital and is in a stable condition.

No snake has been located at the school but a snake catcher is attending the school as a precaution.

"The safety and welfare of students and staff is the department's highest priority," the spokesperson said.

 

It is still not known what type of snake attacked the student.

UPDATE: 12.27pm: 

A GIRL has been bitten by a snake at Ambrose State School.

Paramedics have opted to rush the girl to Rockhampton Base Hospital, rather than wait for the rescue helicopter to arrive.

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Paramedics quickly worked to bandage her leg, and then called a rescue helicopter.

It's understood the girl is now in a stable condition. The type of snake remains unknown.

More to come

UPDATE 11.26am:

A QAS spokeswoman said a rescue helicopter had been called in to transport a girl bitten on the leg by a snake.

While it is still unknown what type of snake has bitten the girl, paramedics are still on the scene and have bandaged the girl's leg.

More to come

EARLIER:

QUEENSLAND Ambulance are currently on the scene assessing a child who has been reportedly bitten by a snake.

QAS was called to an address on Gentle Annie Rd at Ambrose at 10.40am and it's believed that a snake has bitten a girl on the leg.

SNAKE BITE: The type of snake that bit a child at Ambrose remains unknown.
SNAKE BITE: The type of snake that bit a child at Ambrose remains unknown.

The type of snake that bit the child is unknown. 

More to come

 



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