Death in south county ruled nonsuspicious |

Death in south county ruled nonsuspicious

The death of a Colorado man just north of JackWright Pass in southeastern Douglas County has been ruled nonsuspicious in nature.

The body of Lance Scott Durkac, 45, was discovered on April 28 in an area known as American Flats.

Durkac was the subject of a missing person report Feb. 20 and of an earlier search, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

His body was found by a hiker in the rock outcropping in the Pine Nut foothills.

Durkac, 45, of Boulder, Colo., was identified by the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office. His next of kin has been notified.

Durkac’s remains were helicoptered from the hill. The recovery effort required a rescue after a member of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team was helicoptered from the scene after suffering a medical issue.

■ No one was hurt when a Mother’s Day jaunt in a side-by-side heading into the Pine Nuts caught fire.

East Fork firefighters responded at around 10:45 a.m. to a spot near the Buckeye Creek drainage along Stockyard Road in the Pine Nut foothills.

The fire was held to a tenth of an acre, but immolated the side-by-side.

■ A gas leak along Carson Street in Genoa around 9 a.m. Wednesday drew a response from East Fork firefighters.

Firefighters clamped the leak, which was caused by an excavator, and turned the scene over to Southwest Gas Co.