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Child bitten by rattlesnake in East County

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BOULEVARD (CNS) - A rattlesnake struck a toddler in the rural East County Tuesday, sending the child to a hospital.
   
Emergency crews were called to the area of Ribbonwood Road and Interstate 8 in Boulevard about noon to tend to the stricken child, according to Cal Fire.
   
Medics airlifted the youngster, believed to be 2 or 3 years old, to Rady Children's Hospital, said Kendal Bortisser, a fire captain with the state agency.
   
The victim's gender, condition and prognosis were not released, and the conditions under which the snakebite occurred were unclear, according to Bortisser.

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