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Man dies after snake bite

stock photo (Source: Missouri Dept. of Conservation) stock photo (Source: Missouri Dept. of Conservation)
CARTER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A man has died after he was bit by a Copperhead snake in Carter County.

Carter County Sheriff Bruce Van Belle says the East Carter ambulance picked up the man somewhere along the Current River.  As they were driving, Van Belle says the man had trouble breathing.

The ambulance crew took the man to their facility in Ellisnore and stabilized him.

He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Van Belle did not release the man's identity.

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