Hockey Player Dies From Snake Bite

4653352-3x4-340x453ABC News reports that a hockey player has died in the Northern Territory after a Western Brown snake that he had handled, bite him and injected it’s toxic venom.

Tragically the player did not realise he had been bitten by the snake and continued to train including going on a two kilometre run. One of the primary First Aid recommendations for snake bites is to keep the casualty at rest.

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