November 25, 2015
FERNLEY, NV - The weekend death of a Reno man is being investigated as being related to possible hypothermia.
The Lyon County Sheriff's Office reports 46-year-old Tomylee Leighton was one of several people who got stuck in a creek in a pickup. That happened Saturday afternoon in the Desert Creek area of Smith Valley. Search and Rescue crews were sent out and able to rescue two men, two women and a child, but Leighton was found dead at the scene.
Rescuers suspect hypothermia and other pre-existing medical issues contributed to his death, but autopsy results aren't available yet.
Copyright 2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.