Overlooking Golden, CO from the Mount Galbraith trail | Photo: Jefferson County | Cover: Dan Hohs Facebook

A former Steamboat Springs resident and triathlete died on Saturday after being bitten by a 4 foot rattlesnake on the Mount Galbraith Loop near Golden, CO reports the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

Related: How Endurance Sports Saved My Life [Daniel Hohs]

Daniel Hohs, who had recently moved to Golden from Steamboat Springs, was roughly a mile and a half up the trail when the rattlesnake in question bit his ankle. Once struck, he waited with a friend who dialed 9-1-1. While waiting for first responders to arrive on the scene, an off-duty doctor tended to Hohs.

Ultimately a group of firefighters with the Golden Gate Fire Protection District extracted the victim before transporting him to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood. Daniel Hohs passed away later that same afternoon.

Known far and wide amongst the triathlete community for his infectious spirit and encouraging stance on mental health and endurance sports, Hohs will be missed dearly.

*Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s friends and family

Find the entire Steamboat Today article here: Steamboat triathlete dies from rattlesnake bite

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