- Mar 26, 2010
More at : https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/local-news/2265786/i-heard-doctors-say-hes-dead-man-recounts-near-death-experience-after-cobra-bite/‘I lay on a stretcher and I could feel myself leaving my own body,’ he says.
Johan ‘Gerrie’ Germeshuizen from Graaff-Reinet is back home after a Cape cobra bite left him at death’s door. Doctors have labelled his survival “a miracle”.
Germeshuizen’s harrowing ordeal started on 3 February at his place of work, AF van den Berg and Son Maintenance in town, while getting ready to go home at 5pm, reports Graaff-Reinet Advertiser.
Packing up, he opened his desk’s top drawer – never thinking for a second that grave danger was lurking and that he would soon be fighting for his life.
As he put his hand in the drawer, he felt a sting and saw a snake dangling from his right index finger. That moment changed his life.
He called his colleagues for help, who at first couldn’t believe that he was bitten by a snake.
Germeshuizen looked into the drawer to identify the curled-up snake, and at first glance thought it was a rinkhals.
“As the people came to see what was going on, I realised it was a Cape cobra,” Germeshuizen said.