Authorities ID man who fell to death near Durango

DURANGO — Authorities have identified a man who fell 300 to 400 feet to his death while climbing Jagged Mountain north of Durango.

San Juan County Coroner Keri Metzler identified the man Friday as 52-year-old Howard Scotland, of Cheyenne, Wyo.

Jim Donovan, captain of San Juan Search and Rescue, tells The Durango Herald (http://bit.ly/12nStKq ) that Scotland lost his footing while hiking the mountain, a steep and rocky peak with an elevation of 13,825 feet.

Scotland’s hiking group called authorities, and a helicopter was used to remove the body.



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