Man dies after being bitten by snake

September 11, 2023 7:33 am in by

A small community is in shock after a heroic act took a disastrous turn.

A man removed a snake from the leg of another man at Koumala on Saturday night.

As he was taking the reptile away it then bit him.

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Bystanders did their best to try revive the man while waiting for paramedics, but sadly he died at the scene.

The other man was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

It’s understood the incident happened at the Koumala State School 100 year anniversary.

The species of snake hasn’t been confirmed.