PHOENIX, Md. (WJZ) — A woman was rescued Tuesday after a copperhead snake bit her, thanks to advanced 911 technology that revealed her latitude and longitude on the Merryman’s Trail in Loch Raven Reservoir, the Providence Volunteer Fire Company said.
Using urban search and rescue teams, and off-road all-terrain vehicles, rescue teams from Providence, the Baltimore County Fire Department’s Texas Station, and the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company responded and with the advanced 911 technology pinpointing the victim’s location, she was found and taken to a hospital.READ MORE: Flash Floods In Maryland Close Some Schools, Roads; Several Rescued In High Water, MSP Responds To More Than 500 Calls
Copperheads are one of two types of venomous snakes in Maryland. The other is the Timber Rattlesnake.READ MORE: CDC Advisory Panel Backs FDA Decision For COVID-19 Booster Shots, Baltimoreans React
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Providence is reminding hikers in the reservoir and elsewhere to be safe by following tips from the National Park Service’s Hike Smart page.