HANCOCK, Md. (AP) — Volunteer fire officials say a kayaker on the Potomac River was bitten by a copperhead snake.


A spokesman for the Hancock Volunteer Fire Co. tells The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown that rescuers were called about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. The kayaker said he was bitten after he took a break along the river near Berm Road.


The kayaker was flown to Meritus Medical Center, which has anti-venom serum.


Copperheads and rattlesnakes are common along the Potomac River in the Hancock area.



(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (5)
  1. T J says:

    This is one of the reasons drugs are so rampid in Baltimore city. I’am a United States Combat Marine Returning home to my hometown and dislike what i see. Murders, Drugs, Guns, i tried to become a police informant and was turned down because of my race. i didn’t know drugs discrimated. i would do this for free, and accept all danger involved, the reward would be taking drug dealers of the street one by one. anyone who lives in baltimore city and is tired of murders, drug dealing, crime and have suggestions please make a comment

    1. A. J. says:

      I don’t understand what this has to do with the article. As for your rant, maybe you were turned down because you don’t have a basic understanding of grammar.

  2. Babysnakes says:

    Chuck – A Kayaker is a person who rides in a Kayak. A kayak is a one man boat that people use on rapid water. lol. That’s ok. If I didnt know what a Kayak was I wouldnt know what a Kayaker was either. Lol.

    TJ – Really?? Couldnt your comment be better viewed and commented upon under another headline like the police officer shooting video?
    We are all tired of the crime in Baltimore. I suggest with your training you should become a police officer. After all we live here everyday in a War Zone.

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