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Teenager airlifted following possible snake bite

A teenager has been airlifted by RACQ CareFlight Rescue after a possible snake bite.

The 13-year old 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 took 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.