GOLDEN, Colo. — A hiker died hours after a rattlesnake bit him Saturday in Mount Galbraith Park in Golden, the Jefferson County
First responders received the call for help at about 12:40 p.m.
The victim, identified as 31-year-old Daniel Hohs, was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood where a spokeswoman said he later died.
Hohs was reportedly about a mile into the trail when the snake bit him.
Mount Galbraith Park is a popular place for hikers. It offers challenging terrain and spectacular views of Golden.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said an autopsy has been completed, but the cause and manner of death are pending further investigation.
The man’s death served as a wake-up call for many area hikers, particularly those new to the state.