Snake bites child near Mount Isa

The young boy was accompanied by his mother on his flight to Mount Isa Hospital. Picture: supplied.
The young boy was accompanied by his mother on his flight to Mount Isa Hospital. Picture: supplied.

A young boy was transported to Mount Isa hospital yesterday after being attacked by a snake. 

The child was airlifted by the Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after being bitten by a snake north of Mount Isa yesterday afternoon. 

The boy was visiting the area with his family when he was bitten.  

He was accompanied by his mother on his flight to Mount Isa Hospital. 

The boy was transported in a stable condition. 

This mission marks the first time the aeromedical crew have landed at the new helipad at the hospital with a patient on board. 

Picture: supplied.

Picture: supplied.

LifeFlight pilot Mike Slattery said he was impressed with the new helipad. 

"It worked very well, good lighting, good security and seamless transfer of patient to hospital," Mr Slattery said. 

LifeFlight is a community-based charity funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation.