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.