A day on the water can’t get much worse than getting bitten by a surprise rattlesnake that falls into your kayak.

A South Carolina man thought he was going to enjoy a day outdoors with friends Sunday, but things took a frightening turn.

The man, who was kayaking, was bitten multiple times by a rattlesnake and had to be rushed to an area hospital, according to Colleton County Fire Chief Barry McRoy.

The incident occurred when the 28-year-old Anderson man and friends were kayaking on the Edisto River.

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