Bitten by snake
A 12-YEAR-OLD boy was bitten by what was believed to be a deadly brown snake yesterday.
A Westpac Rescue Helicopter landed in the carpark near the Stockton breakwall in Newcastle to stabilise the boy and take him to John Hunter Hospital. A spokesman for the hospital said the boy is in a serious but stable condition.
The boy was bitten on the foot and was unconscious when paramedics arrived.