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October 25, 2014

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Injured hikers rescued at Red Rock

Two hikers at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area were rescued by police Friday morning after falling rocks injured them and left them stranded on the side of a hill.

The two men were hiking with one other male near Red Rock Overlook just past 7 a.m. when rocks fell on top of them, striking one in the head and another in the leg, according to Metro Police. The injured hikers were immobilized, prompting the third hiker to call for help on his cell phone. Metro responded by sending a Search and Rescue helicopter, which airlifted the two out of the area.

The hiker with the head injury was taken to University Medical Center, while the hiker with the leg injury was taken to Southern Hills Hospital. Both had moderate injuries.

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