In Australia , Sea Snake Bites Caused Death of British Men - TNBC UK

The of 23 years old man who dreamt to be backpacker had simply packed the net on the coast of Northern Territory while he was chewed on Thursday, at 09.00 as per local time.

Though Emergency crews were informed along with boat near Groote Eylandt the man could not be saved.

Most probably, it is the first record of death from a sea snake bite in Australia.

According to the police, the dead victim was a worker of a trawler and was torn by the sea snake during dragging the net onto the boat.

On Thursday, the dead body was brought to the mainland town of Borroloola. Police of Northern Territory claimed that the post-mortem would be organized.

The representative of British High Commission said, “ We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in the Northern Territory and is in contact with the Australian authorities.”

The authorities have not specified the species which caused the deaths.

Though the sea snakes are very poisonous as they come in contact with humans limitedly, bites are rare.

Actually, Australia is the homeland of 30 to 70 specific genus, as per the Institute of Marine Science in Australia.

Associative Prof Bryan, of the Australian University of Queensland, explained it as a, ”tragically unlucky accident”.

He told BBC, “ By and large they are very gentle animals, and people do go scuba diving with them all the time.”

“ But in a fishing trawler situation, where they have been potentially dragged through the water in a net, they will come up injured and perhaps looking to lash out.”

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