GA: Hunter dies after rattlesnake bite while hunting
Ga. man dies after rattlesnake bite while hunting
LEXINGTON, Ga. -- A Winder man is dead after a rattlesnake bit him during
a hunting trip with his family in Oglethorpe County.
Oglethorpe County Coroner James Mathews says 68-year-old Dick Rupert was
bit in the calf by the snake as he climbed down from a tree stand in the
woods early Saturday morning. He died about an hour later at Wills Memorial
Hospital in Washington.
Rupert's 12-year-old grandson performed CPR on the elderly man, but the
man was full cardiac arrest when emergency workers arrived.
Rupert is the second person in Georgia to die of a rattlesnake bite this
year. A 65-year-old Dothan man died in September after a rattlesnake bit him
in the neck.
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