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Couple's camping trip turns into nightmare after boyfriend gets bitten by one of the world's most deadly snakes

A British couple's camping trip turned into a nightmare after one of them got airlifted to hospital after being bitten by one of the world's most deadly snakes.

Ben Ross, 29, and Georgia Powell, 28, went for a three-day camping trip which got cut short after Ben was bitten by an Eastern brown snake and rushed to hospital.

The couple originally expected to go camping on Fraser Island, Australia, a few days later but brought their trip forward a few days so they could explore alone.

On their first morning, the pair - who record their travels for YouTube channel geebeetv - woke up early to capture the sunrise with their drone, when it crashed in the sand dunes surrounding them.

Ben went to retrieve the drone where he stepped on a "darkish thing" in the long grass.

He made his way back down to camp to check his ankle when he saw two fang marks and called the emergency services.

The couple from Hereford, Herefordshire, were originally supposed to be on a group trip to the island starting on January 27, 2023.

But they moved forward the trip so they could have the freedom of exploring the area themselves.

In the morning, the couple woke up super early to look at the sunrise on the drone but Ben crashed it into the sand dunes above camp.

Ben got back to the truck, checked out his ankle and saw two fang marks when the sudden realisation hit that he has been bitten by a snake.

The couple was informed that an ambulance was on its way and not to move and risk the chance of further envenomation - the exposure to a poison or toxin resulting from a bite or sting from an animal.

About 40 minutes after calling the emergency services, the couple heard the sound of a helicopter.

Ben was in the hospital for 12 hours where he received blood tests and heart monitoring and has since made a full recovery.

He said: "It hasn’t changed my outlook on Australia and I’ll be out exploring again as soon as possible, just with thicker boots."

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