British Fisherman Dies From Sea Snake Bite

A fisherman who suffered a fatal sea snake bite told crew mates he felt fine hours before his death.

Harry Evans, a 23-year-old British man, was pulling up a net on a fishing trawler hours away from Australia’s northern coast when a sea snake bit him on his thumb.

Moments after the bite, he said he felt normal, took a shower and put antiseptic on the bite, his mother Sharon Evans told The Sun.

“Then his eyes rolled and he drifted in and out of consciousness for a while and fell asleep,” she told the newspaper.

She learned Thursday he had died from the bite working his dream job.

It was a “tragically unlucky accident,” venom expert and professor at University of Queensland told the BBC.

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Source: USA Today