A hiker who was bitten by a rattlesnake on Saturday in a Colorado park died hours later, it was reported.
Daniel Hohs, 31, was rushed to hospital in Lakewood after first responders received a call at about 12:40pm, according to KDVR-TV.
Hohs was reportedly about a mile into the trail at Mt. Galbraith Park in Golden when he was bit by the venomous predator.
A woman who was with Hohs on the trail then notified the emergency services, according to The Aspen Times.
First responders arrived at the scene 22 minutes after receiving the initial call for help.
Daniel Hohs, 31, died on Saturday hours after he was bitten by a rattlesnake while hiking
Hohs was rushed to hospital in Lakewood after first responders received a call at about 12:40pm
'Dan was so vibrant,' said Heather Gollnick, a friend and fellow Ironman triathlete who trained with Hohs. 'He had this huge smile and this energy that just made you happy. It was contagious to everyone'
A doctor who was hiking nearby immediately tended to Hohs after the bite.
Hohs was rushed to St. Anthony's Hospital in nearby Lakewood, where he was pronounced dead.
The snake was described by witnesses as being four feet long.
The Jefferson County Coroner's Office concluded an autopsy on Hohs's body, though the matter is still under investigation.
Hohs, a triathlete who became an Ironman when he completed his first full-distance race in Louisville three years ago, was a software consultant who lived in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
'Dan was so vibrant,' said Heather Gollnick, a friend and fellow Ironman triathlete who trained with Hohs.
'He had this huge smile and this energy that just made you happy. It was contagious to everyone.'
In 2014, Hohs wrote a lengthy blog post titled How Endurance Sports Saved My Life . He wrote that he had suffered for years from bipolar disorder. Hohs wrote that