Two people rushed to hospital after being bitten by snake

TWO men have been rushed to hospital – one of them in a serious condition – after being bitten by snakes in separate incidents on the Gold Coast.

The first was bitten on the ankle while on the banks of the Nerang River in Nerang at about midday on Saturday.

It’s understood the man, aged in his 40s, phoned triple zero himself after he was bitten following a swim in the river.


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The man was transported by ambulance to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition. He’s now stable.

Then, about 2.35pm, paramedics were called to a second snake bite, this time at a home on Observatory Drive in Robina.

It’s understood a man in his 50s was bitten on the leg by what is thought to have been a potentially deadly brown snake.

He was assessed and treated by paramedics at the scene before being transported to Robina Hospital in a stable condition.

The men were bitten as summer-like weather baked the Coast on Saturday, with the mercury soaring above 30 degrees right across the city.

Residents have been warned to keep an eye out for the slippery serpents as the weather heats up in the lead up to summer.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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