Rescue chopper called after snake bite on Fraser Island


The Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man to hospital, after he was bitten by a snake on Fraser Island in the early hours of this morning.

The tourist, aged in his sixties, was reportedly on the verandah of his island accommodation, just before 2am, when he leaned on the railing and was bitten on the hand.

It's believed the reptile was a venomous Black Whip Snake.

The man was treated by the island's Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Paramedic, before being transported to the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter, which had landed at Eurong.

The patient was in a stable condition when he was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital.