Hiker dies after rattlesnake bite in Colorado

Posted at 5:59 PM, Oct 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-08 11:14:34-04

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – A hiker who was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was bit by a rattlesnake early Saturday afternoon has died, a spokesperson from St. Anthony's Hospital said.

An official with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said they received the report of the snake bite at around 12:40 p.m.

The hiker, a man in his 30s, was about a mile into the trail at Mt. Galbraith in Golden. Colorado.

He was taken to St. Anthony’s hospital and was listed with life-threatening injuries as of 12:40 p.m. He was pronounced dead just after 5 p.m.

A sheriff's deputy said the hiker was with other people on the trail when the report was called in.

No other information was available.

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