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.