Colleton County Fire-Rescue


19-May-2018 Snake Bite B Shift 

Incident # 18-03540 A 28 year old Anderson man is in critical condition after being bitten twice by a rattlesnake Saturday morning 19-May. The man and some companions were kayaking on the Edisto River when the snake dropped from a tree. The man was struck twice on the hand. They were able to capture the snake and made it to a landing at the end of Bobcat Lane  to call 9-1-1. Medic 26 arrived about 12 minutes later and began treating the man. Colleton Medical Center was contact and had anti-venom available. Firefighter-Paramedics rapidly transported the man to Colleton Medical Center. His condition greatly deteriorated enroute to the hospital. The hospital treated him in the ED and transferred him to the ICU. He was flown by the C.A.R.E. Flight helicopter to MUSC the following the morning.  

Medic 26 and Car 112 responded. Firefighter-Paramedic Jordan Eaddy served as Incident Commander.