By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
May 22, 2018
A day on the water turned into a man’s fight for life after a rattlesnake fell into his boat as he was going down the river.
But the man’s cousin said that’s not exactly what happen, despite what first responders said.
Colleton County fire-rescue said that Michael Adams, 28, bitten when the snake fell into his boat from a tree, WCIV reported.
The man was enjoying the Edisto River in Colleton County, South Carolina, Sunday. It bit the 28-year-old man twice on the hand before the man's friends grabbed the snake and got their injured buddy to land, WLTX reported.
But Adam’s cousin said that while Adams suffered rattlesnake bites, it didn’t happen exactly as first responders said.
Kyle Colquitt, explained what happened and said that Adams went over to what he thought was an alligator in the water, but when he realized it was a snake, he reached down and grabbed it, WCIV reported.
The snake bit Adams three times, not the two that the fire-rescue crew said.
Healthline.com also says to look for two puncture wounds with swelling, redness and pain at the site, difficulty breathing, vomiting and nausea, blurred vision, sweating and salivating and numbness in the face and limbs.