A man in his 20s has been winched from Mt Whitfield after being bitten by a snake during a hike to the summit.
A man in his 20s has been winched from Mt Whitfield after being bitten by a snake during a hike to the summit.

Man bitten by snake during hike

A MAN in his 20s has been winched from Mt Whitfield after being bitten by a snake during a hike.

Emergency services were called to the incident at 10.39am following reports of a suspected snake bite.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesman said the man was "about 1km from the summit".

He said the rescue helicopter had also been tasked to which the man out of the area.

A rescue mission is underway after a man in his 20s was bitten by a snake while climbing Mt Whitfield. Picture: Nick Dalton
A rescue mission is underway after a man in his 20s was bitten by a snake while climbing Mt Whitfield. Picture: Nick Dalton

Two Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are also at the scene to offer assistance.

"We're just assisting with the left out," a QFES spokesman said.

A rescue mission is underway after a man in his 20s was bitten by a snake while climbing Mt Whitfield. Picture: Nick Dalton
A rescue mission is underway after a man in his 20s was bitten by a snake while climbing Mt Whitfield. Picture: Nick Dalton

Originally published as Man bitten by snake during hike



PHOTOS: Lismore’s recycled Christmas tree unveiled

Premium Content PHOTOS: Lismore’s recycled Christmas tree unveiled

SEVEN-METRE recycled tree features 40 hearts and gives a nod to the region’s rural...

Get ready for a rollercoaster week of weather

Premium Content Get ready for a rollercoaster week of weather

MAXIMUM temperatures are set to vary by as much as 10 degrees this week.

Farmer accused of sexually assaulting five children

Premium Content Farmer accused of sexually assaulting five children

Police say they found pictures of the complainants at the man’s home