Reports are coming in that a dog in Jeff Holt's team died today between the Rainy Pass and Rohn checkpoints, according to a press release from the Iditarod Trail Committee. A necropsy will be conducted by a board-certified pathologist to try to determine why he died, the press release said
While that is the same section of the trail that rookie musher Nancy Yoshida had trouble, it is not clear if the two incidents are related.
A rescue attempt was made, as it was reported that Yoshida had lost both of her sled runners and her team blocked the narrow trail, causing wrecks behind her.
More information as it comes available.