Snake attack on British beach leaves man in hospital

Author: By Rhiannon Beacham, PA

The snake, believed to be an adder, attacked the 31-year-old while he was at
Caswell Bay, Gower, in south-west Wales.

Swansea Coastguard said they received a call from lifeguards on the beach just
after 2.30pm.

A spokesman said: “We had a report of a gentleman bitten three times by a
possible adder.

“We tasked Mumbles Coastguard Rescue Team who assisted the casualty and
stabilised him and walked him out from his precarious position on a cliff

“They requested helicopter assistance and he was taken to Morriston Hospital,
in Swansea.”

The man was said to be “weak, but conscious and breathing” when he left the

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