SNAKE BITE: RACQ CareFlight Rescue Aircrewman Brent speaking with patient Brooke prior to take-off Brooke with her mother Photo Contributed
SNAKE BITE: RACQ CareFlight Rescue Aircrewman Brent speaking with patient Brooke prior to take-off Brooke with her mother Photo Contributed Contributed

Teenager airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital after snake bite

A TEENAGER has been airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital after a possible snake bite.

The 13-year-old girl had been working on a sheep property north west of Gayndah when she felt a sting on her lower left leg.

She didn't see a snake, but has two marks on her leg and was taken to Gayndah Hospital by her family.

The Bundaberg-based rescue helicopter was tasked to Gayndah Hospital at noon and the child was then airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital as a precautionary measure.

The young patient travelled in a stable condition.

It's the second suspected snake bite mission RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown in just over three weeks.

On August 27 a crew airlifted a Costa Rican tourist in his 20s after he was bitten on the lower leg by an unknown breed of snake.

He was flown to hospital for further treatment.

CareFlight doctors advise anyone who believes that they may have been bitten by a snake to limit body movement, apply a compression bandage to the bite area and call triple zero immediately.



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