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Climber seriously injured in fall at Red Rock

Climber seriously injured in fall at Red Rock

CREATED Jul 23, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A climber fell Tuesday morning in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

The incident happened around 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

Personnel from Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded to the accident, treated and transported the victim to a waiting medical helicopter.

Firefighters had to hike in about a quarter mile to treat the victim. They brought the victim out by foot on a stretcher to the helicopter.

The victim was transported to UMC Trauma with serious injuries, but the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue said the victim fell approximately 30-40 feet while doing recreational climbing in the canyon.

The victim was climbing with other people, and the incident appeared to be an accident.