Snake bite cases on the rise says CareFlight

On Thursday, a young girl was airlifted from Tara to Toowoomba Hospital with a suspected snake bite. Three days earlier, a Taroom woman was also flown to Toowoomba after being bitten.

Six people have already been airlifted in the past month alone in a shocking start to snake season.

In December, CareFlight’s crew airlifted a two year old boy from Sundown National Park near Texas after a suspected snake bite.

The service also airlifted bite victims from Tara, Chinchilla and Warwick flying each patient to Toowoomba Base Hospital for lifesaving treatment.

People who suspect they may have been bitten by a snake should look out for signs such as pain, nausea, numbness, tingling around the mouth and dizziness.

There are three basic concepts to remember if bitten;

Find out more information on RACQ CareFlight Rescue’s lifesaving missions or make a donation.