Boy, 7, rushed to hospital after black snake bite

UPDATE 11.02AM: Ambulance officers are rushing a seven-yaer-old boy to Nambour General Hospital after he was bitten by a black snake at Maleny. 

The boy was treated at the scene and a critical care paramedic is following his transport vehicle in case his situation worsens. 

"Our critical care paramedic is following behind that ambulance vehicle as a precaution in case he deteriorates," an ambulance service spokeswoman said.  


EARLIER, 10.26AM: A young boy has reportedly been bitten by a snake in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. 

An ambulance is racing to the scene at Mountain View Rd, Maleny, after receiving a call at 10.17am today. 

The boy has reportedly been bitten on the leg and it is not yet known whether the snake is venomous, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said. 

Topics:  emergency snake bite sunshine coast hinterland

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