Floyd County man dies from rattlesnake bite

Floyd County man dies from rattlesnake bite

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ROME, Ga. -

Officials say that a Floyd County man died this week after being bitten by a rattlesnake.

Ernest Burch, 80, of Armuchee, was rushed to the Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome on Tuesday afternoon after being bitten in the upper arm by a venomous snake at his home.

He died later that evening after being in intensive care for several hours.

The details regarding what prompted the snake to bite him were not immediately available.

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