Girl thought to have been bitten by red-bellied black

A 13 year old girl, struck on the foot by a suspected red-bellied black snake has been airlifted to hospital by RACQ CareFlight Rescue.

The teenager was on a school excursion at Binna Burra when she was bitten on her right foot while walking through bushland.

The Gold Coast based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter flew to the scene where its flight doctor and intensive care flight paramedic treated the girl.

She was airlifted to the Gold Coast Hospital in a stable condition.

RACQ CareFlight Rescue stress people who suspect they have been bitten by a snake should stay calm, limit movement, apply compression and immediately contact emergency services.



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