Wednesday August 10, 2022
SNc Channels:



May-17-2007 14:57printcomments

Oregon Police Officers Credited for Saving Young Child Bitten by Rattlesnake

The child is in stable condition today at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.

Western Rattlesnake

(MONUMENT, Ore. ) - Quick response efforts by police and medical responders were credited with saving the life of a 3 1/2 year old child after the child was bitten by a rattlesnake Tuesday afternoon near Monument in Grant County.

At approximately 5:45 PM, Grant County 9-1-1 dispatch contacted Oregon State Police Trooper Cody Weaver requesting an emergency relay of snakebite venom for a child that was being transported to Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day.

The OSP trooper met a Harney County deputy sheriff at the county line and transported the venom, arriving at the hospital at 6:48 PM at about the same time an ambulance crew arrived with the victim as well as an air ambulance crew came to transport the child to Portland.

The snakebite venom was administered as part of the local medical treatment and then the child was transported by air to Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland where the child is reportedly in stable condition.

According to OSP Sergeant Gordon Larson, local medical providers acknowledged the quick response by the ambulance crews, police, and the quick administration of the anti-venom increased the child's likely hood of recovery.

Comments Leave a comment on this story.

All comments and messages are approved by people and self promotional links or unacceptable comments are denied.

Don May 18, 2007 3:34 pm (Pacific time)

"Venom" is the bad stuff. "Antivenin" is the word you are looking for to describe the medication for counteract the effects of the venom.

[Return to Top]
©2022 All opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of

Articles for May 16, 2007 | Articles for May 17, 2007 | Articles for May 18, 2007
The NAACP of the Willamette Valley

Special Section: Truth telling news about marijuana related issues and events.

Donate to and help us keep the news flowing! Thank you.


Your customers are looking: Advertise on!