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Beaver County man dies from snake bite

Beaver County man dies from snake bite


REPORTER SHANNON PERRINE FOUND OUT WHY DOING THE OPPOSITE COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE. REPORTER: IF YOU SPEND ANY TIME IN THE WOODS OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF WHAT’S IN THERE. WHILE THIS TRAGEDY TOOK PLACE IN ELK COUNTY WHERE THEY DO HAVE AGENTS — RATTLESNAKES, HERE IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY THERE ARE COPPER HEADS. RUSSELL DAVIS WAS JUST 39 YEARS OLD, SITTING AROUND THE CAMP FIRE WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND IN ELK COUNTY, WHEN A RATTLESNAKE BIT HIM. DAVIS DIED IN THE MEDICAL HELICOPTER. THE MAN WAS THERE AND JUST DROPPED WITHOUT RATTLING PROBABLY. REPORTER: FAMILY FRIEND SAY DAVIS WAS NOT ESPECIALLY ALLERGIC TO SNAKE BITES. VERY SAD THAT HE’S GONE. GOD GOT ANOTHER ANGEL, BUT WE LOST A GOOD FRIEND. REPORTER: DOCTORS SAY DON’T MAKE THESE COMMON MISTAKES IF YOU’RE BITTEN. DO NOT USE A TOURNIQUET. DON’T USE ICE. DO NOT SUCK OUT THE VENOM, AND DO NOT CUT OUT THE WOUND. AND TRY TO STAY STILL. IMMEDIATELY WANT TO GET AWAY FROM THE ANIMAL, BUT YOU DON’T WANT TO HAVE TOO MUCH ACTIVITY TO THE VICTIM, IF YOU CAN CARRY THE VICTIM SO THEY’RE NOT MOVING THEMSELVES. REPORTER: WE’VE SEEN A DOUBLING OF RATTLESNAKE AND COPPERHEAD BITES THIS SUMMER, A DOUBLING,

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