Injured hiker rescued at Red Rock

Las Vegas-- A hiker is rescued after falling approximately 15-feet while in a remote location within the Red Rock National Conservation Area.

The 34-year-old woman was believed to have sustained a head injury, according to Metro's Dispatch Center. A rescue aircraft was dispatched to the area, and located the woman and her companion a short time later. 

The woman was found in a rock crevice surrounded by challenging terrain near the 6100-foot level of the White Rock Springs Trail, and several miles from the nearest roadway.

Two rescue crewmen were lowered by hoist, and provided immediate medical attention to the victim. She and her companion were then hoisted into the aircraft and transported to an emergency landing zone where arrive medical personnel provided additional care.

The victim was then transported to an area medical facility. This is the 38th mission completed by the LVMPD Search and Rescue Section this year.


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