Hockey player dies after on-field snake bite

A Darwin hockey player has died after a snake bit him on the finger during an on-field training session.

Paramedics were called to the hockey complex in the suburb of Marrara on Tuesday night following reports that a player had fallen over and lost consciousness.

It is believed 26-year-old Karl Berry had picked up a snake off the playing surface of the field and thrown it into nearby bushes.

He did not notice he had been bitten and continued training — via

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