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January 16, 2018

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Climber seriously injured at Red Rock Canyon when rope gives way

A climber was seriously injured Tuesday morning after falling nearly 40 feet at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

A Las Vegas fire department rescue team responded to the incident about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday near Scenic Drive in the Calico Basin, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said.

The person appeared to be climbing when a rope gave way, he said.

Responders carried the victim to a helicopter to be transported to University Medical Center. The person suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, Szymanski said.

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