A Warwick man drove about 26km after he was bitten by a death adder
A Warwick man drove about 26km after he was bitten by a death adder

Man found on the side of highway with a snake bite

A WARWICK man was found by the side of the Gore Highway in a serious condition, late Friday evening.

He told paramedics he may have been bitten by a snake, either while swimming in Back Creek or while driving. 

Millmerran Police officer-in-charge Steve Ryan said the man started feeling ill and called paramedics. 

"But he did not know where he was so he gave them the wrong address."

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Luckily a passing motorist found the man beside the road, with a ratchet strap wrapped around his leg as a tourniquet.

"The motorist called the Millmerran police and we went out," Sgt Ryan said.

"By the time we got there paramedics had found the bloke.

"He was taken to the Millmerran Hospital and choppered out to Toowoomba."

The man was transported by helicopter a second time, from Toowoomba to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.  

Sgt Ryan said the incident serves as a timely reminder to check facts before calling 000.

"We want people to be first-aid competent, be aware of their surroundings and know where they are when they call 000," he said.

 

 

Snake caught going for a swim: A carpet snake has been caught cooling off in Brunswick Heads.
Snake caught going for a swim: A carpet snake has been caught cooling off in Brunswick Heads.