Man dies on west side of Rocky Mountain National Park
February 20, 2012
A 64-year-old man collapsed and died while snowshoeing on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday.
Bob Mydans, an assistant U.S. attorney from the Front Range, collapsed and was unconscious and not breathing one-third mile from the Green Mountain Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park.
His wife Judy, with whom he was snowshoeing, called for help via cell phone. A ranger and additional rescue personnel reached the man at 3:28 p.m., according to statements from Rocky Mountain National Park. They began advanced medical care but the man remained unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Grand Lake Fire and Grand County EMS also responded.
The Grand County Coroner’s Office determined the cause of death to be a heart attack from cardiovascular disease.