Pennsylvania man dies of heart attack while hunting in North Routt County
September 1, 2017
A 69-year-old Pennsylvania man who was bow hunting with his son and grandson in North Routt County died Friday morning after suffering a heart attack, according to Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg.
Ryg identified the man as Ronald Martz, of Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
Ryg said Martz had the heart attack along the Greenville Mine Trail, located east of Clark near the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area, at an altitude of about 8,500 feet.
“He was uncomfortable and had a hard time breathing when he got up this morning,” Ryg said.
Ryg said the hunting party was moving to lower altitude when Martz apparently had the heart attack about 7 a.m.
A Classic Air helicopter carrying paramedics was dispatched to the area, and CPR was performed on the man for about an hour, Ryg said.
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Routt County Undersheriff Ray Birch described the area in which the man died as very rugged and remote.
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