Brown snake bites swimming teenager

March 11, 2024 7:38 am in by
A 15-year-old boy about to be placed into an ambulance after being bitten by a brown snake, Image: Fire and Rescue NSW Aberdeen Station

A teenager is recovering this morning after being bitten by a snake late yesterday in Aberdeen.

The 15-year-old was apparently swimming in the Hunter River behind the public school when the eastern brown struck.

He was stabilised by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

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A crew from the nearby Aberdeen Fire Station then carried him up the steep embankment to the waiting ambulance which rushed him off to hospital.