Snake bite victim airlifted from island
LATEST: A MAN was last night recovering in Mackay Base Hospital after being bitten by a snake at Hamilton Island.
RACQ CQ Rescue airlifted the man, 27, to MBH in a stable condition on Saturday.
He remained in a stable condition today.
INITIAL: A MAN has sustained a snake bite on his foot on Hamilton Island today.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said they received a call at 12.25pm and were informed the patient in his 20s was bitten at a lodge on the Whitsunday island.
He said the patient was in a stable condition and an RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter was en route to Hamilton Island to transport the man to hospital.
The type of snake is not known at this point.