Frantic search for Kelmscott snake bite victim

Snake bite
Snake bite

POLICE and SES volunteers are ramping up the search for a snakebite victim lost in bushland near Kelmscott yesterday.

The search for 41-year-old Nathan Scattini is entering its second day this morning.

Today’s search is concentrating along both sides of the Tonkin Highway.

Mr Scattini was walking in bushland in the Kelmscott area when he was bitten by a snake. He rang St John Ambulance but did not know his location.

Police were sent to the area to search for Mr Scattini.

Yesterday’s search focused on the Bob Blackburne Reserve and John Dunn Memorial Park in Seville Grove and Kelmscott.

 

A spokesman for police said: “Police resources including the police air wing and mounted section have been utilised overnight and into today, along with police officers conducting ground searches.

“State Emergency Service personnel have been sought to assist police with the search.”

Mr Scattini was wearing a black top, shorts, sneakers and sunglasses. He is described as light skinned, 175cm tall with a medium build and short dark hair.

Police are concerned for his welfare and anyone who spots him should call 000 immediately.