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TN Press: Man Dead Frm Allergic Reaction

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Posted by: W von Papinešu at Mon Jan 31 13:43:47 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by W von Papinešu ]  
   

WTVC (Chattanooga, Tennessee) 31 January 11 Man Dead From Snake Bite Had Allergic Reaction (Jessica Oh)
Newschannel 9 has confirmed that 26-year-old Wade Westbrook died after having an allergic reaction from the copperhead snake venom. East Ridge police spokesperson Erik Hopkins said that doctors confirmed that Westbrook suffered an allergic reaction to the bite.
Authorities and experts were puzzled by the death because copperhead venom is only mildly venomous. News of the allergic reaction is helping authorities better understand what happened.
According to police, Westbrook's friend Chris, brought a copperhead he found outdoors to Westbrook's house on Saturday night asking Westbrook to check the gender of the snake. The copperhead bit Wesbrook once in the upper arm and that bite eventually lead to his death.
Man Dead From Snake Bite Had Allergic Reaction


   

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