Man dies after suspected snake bite

2017-03-16 06:03

A 28-YEAR-OLD man was found dead in his Berea­ Road home in Port Shepstone this afternoon.
Netcare 911 paramedics suspect that the man died from a snake bite.

Paramedics arrived at the scene and found the man lying on his bed, face down.
After examining the patient they found two puncture holes in his hand consistent with that of a snakebite.

The exact detail to the incident will form part of the SAPS investigation.

Port Shepstone police confirmed the incident.

“Although paramedics claim they noticed marks on his hand that resemble a snake bite, a post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death. An inquest docket will be investigated,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid. - Supplied.

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