Man recovering in hospital from snakebite

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) --UPDATE 10/1/19 @ 10:20 p.m.

A man who reportedly suffered a rattlesnake bite in the Kanawha State Forest is recovering in the hospital, first responders say.

Rescue crews are working to help a man who says he was bitten by a rattlesnake in the Kanawha State Forest.

They say he's stable at this time.

The incident was reported just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Loudendale area. Rescuers used a side-by-side ATV to reach the man.

The Loudendale, Davis Creek and Malden volunteer fire departments, along with the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority, responded to the scene.

Additional details are unavailable at this time. Keep checking for more information.

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