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CareFlight airlifts Warwick snake bite victim

The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has been tasked to Warwick this evening to airlift a man in his 20s who was bitten on the arm by a suspected King Brown snake.

The Toowoomba-based helicopter retrieved the patient from Warwick Hospital after he was bitten on a property north west of Warwick while working in his yard.

Aircrewman Brian Guthrie said the quick-thinking man captured the snake following the bite.

“The man presented the snake to us in a bag which will help medical teams confirm whether it was a King Brown snake and determine the appropriate course of treatment,” he said.

 

“We flew the patient to Toowoomba Base Hospital where he will undergo further tests.

“He travelled in a stable condition,” he said.