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Off-duty deputy bitten by rattlesnake

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - An off-duty sheriff's deputy is undergoing treatment Wednesday after being bitten by a rattlesnake. It follows an earlier rattlesnake bite report Wednesday that turned out to be a hoax.

The deputy was reportedly bitten on the hand. He was able to make his way to the Cal Fire station in Descanso, and was then airlifted to a hospital for treatment. His condition was not known.

Officials say an earlier call about a rattlesnake bite is believed to be a hoax.

THIS IS A STORY UPDATE. For an earlier version, read below.

POWAY (CBS 8) - Rescue crews have just called off the search for a hiker bitten by a rattlesnake.

The call came from Iron Mountain and SR 67 in Poway Wednesday morning.

Rescuers scoured the mountainside for hours by air and land for any sign of the man.


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