Two people suffered snakebite wounds that required medical treatment in separate recent incidents. Both victims survived the snakebite attacks, though one victim had to be transported to a Pueblo hospital via Flight for Life.
The first incident was reported at approximately 8 p.m. on Friday, June 21 when emergency crews were called to the Hoehne area a few miles east of Trinidad on the report of a man being bitten by a rattlesnake. The man, whose identity has not yet been released, was transported by ambulance to Mt. San Rafael Hospital for medical treatment, and then flown via Flight for Life helicopter to a Pueblo hospital, where his condition remains unknown at this time.
The second snakebite incident, which was also reported as a rattlesnake, occurred in the Kim area at approximately 5:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 23. Emergency crews from the Kim Ambulance District were called to the scene for medical assistance and later transported the male victim, whose identity remains unknown at this time, to Trinidad’s Mt. San Rafael Hospital Emergency Room for treatment of his injuries, according to information from Deputy Chief Gabe Moreno of the Trinidad Ambulance District, speaking in a Monday, June 24 phone call.
Moreno said that no further information on either incident was available as of 11 a.m. on Monday.