CADENAS, Toledo District, Mon. Dec. 9, 2019– A Belize Defence Force (BDF) soldier is recovering at the BDF hospital in Price Barracks, Ladyville, Belize District, after he was bitten yesterday by a venomous snake while patrolling Belize’s border with Guatemala from the Cadenas operational base in Toledo.
The soldier was quickly rushed to the medical facility in Ladyville by helicopter after he was bitten, and this prompt response saved his life.
Cadenas, located on a hill, is a remote operations base in the southwest of the country, near the border, and can only be accessed by air or by the Sarstoon River. Those coming to the base by river must walk up an elevation of about 500 to 600 feet to the base.
Feature photo: BDF soldier bitten by snake