MURRIETA ( — A toddler remained hospitalized Saturday for treatment of injuries sustained from a snake bite.

According to the Riverside County Fire Department, paramedics were sent around 11:00 a.m. to a medical emergency involving a male toddler that was bitten by a snake.

The victim’s family met officials in the area of East Benton Road at Warren Road, where they transported the toddler to Riverside County Regional Hospital by helicopter, and was then transferred to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Officials explained the type of snake has not been confirmed, however, the family believes it was a rattlesnake.

A preliminary investigation revealed the toddler was hiking with his parents when he was bitten by the snake.

He was originally listed in critical condition. CBS2’s Greg Mills reported the toddler’s condition was upgraded to being listed in serious condition, shortly after 5:00 p.m.

No further information is available at this time.

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