UPDATED: Inmate Treated for Snake Bite Near GMR

Victim transported to Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in unknown condition.

UPDATE, 8:55 p.m.: The inmate was bitten by a rattlesnake while clearing brush near the ranger station on Glendora Mountain Road, according to Lieutenant Jamie Caldwell of Glendora Police.

The man was rushed to Foothill Presbyterian in stable condition, according to Annette Macias, Foothill Presbyterian director of public relations.

"He was bitten several times on the hand," Caldwell said. The victim was part of an inmate detail with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He will be kept overnight at the hospital for observation.

PREVIOUSLY: An inmate working in the area of Glendora Mountain Road was bitten by a snake earlier this morning.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department received the call at 11:23 a.m., according to their public affairs office. The inmate was working for the U.S. Forest Service near the ranger station, 1150 North Glendora Mountain Road, when he was bitten, according to Sergeant Matt Egan of

Medics from Fire Station 32, in Azusa, aided the victim, according to that station's representative, as well as from Fire Station 97.

Glendora Police arrived on scene and escorted the victim, who was transported by ambulance to by 11:52 a.m. According to a hospital representative, the inmate was listed in stable condition.  The type of snake that bit the man is unknown.

Officials at the district ranger office have not returned calls.

Editor's Note: This story will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. Please check back later for more updates.

Marco Gonzales May 31, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Why do you have a picture of a fire engine from calabasas?
Melinda June 01, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Haha. Your reportng & pictures are just so off!!!! Like of the drive thru ATM @ B of A for a robbery that wasn't EVEN related to the ATM!!!!
Raymond Hoser June 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM
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