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October 21, 2017

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Climber falls at Red Rock, helicopter summoned

A climber at Red Rock National Conservation Area fell Friday morning, and rescue workers have called for an airlift, Metro Police said.

The climber reportedly suffered a head injury. The person is believed to be in their 50s, but the sex of the victim was not known

At 10:52 a.m., emergency responders received a report of a person who had fallen while climbing in Pine Creek Canyon, according to Metro Officer Larry Hadfield. Initial reports indicate the person was scaling a rock-climbing route known as Birdland.

A medical helicopter has been requested, police said.

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