A snake, initially reported to be a red-bellied black snake, has bitten a man on the hand at a property in the Boyne Valley on Friday. File photo.
A snake, initially reported to be a red-bellied black snake, has bitten a man on the hand at a property in the Boyne Valley on Friday. File photo.

UPDATE: Rescue chopper called to help snake bite victim

UPDATE: A man bitten on the hand by a snake in the Boyne Valley on Friday morning has been flown to Rockhampton Hospital.

Paramedics were called to a private property on Gentle Annie Road just before 11am.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the adult male was flown to hospital in a stable condition.

An initial report from the scene indicated the snake was the venomous red-bellied black snake.

INITIAL: A rescue helicopter has been tasked to a property in the Boyne Valley in Central Queensland where a man was bitten on the hand by a snake on Friday morning.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said paramedics were called to a private property on Gentle Annie Road just before 11am.

The QAS spokesman said the male victim was in a stable condition and would most likely be transported to a hospital.

An initial report from the scene indicated the snake was the venomous red-bellied black snake.

More to come.



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