Hiker rescued after suffering possible head injury in fall at Red Rock

A hiker was airlifted from a remote part of the Red Rock National Conservation Area Saturday after falling 15 feet and possibly sustaining a head injury.

A Las Vegas police rescue helicopter found the 34-year-old woman in a rock crevice near White Rock Springs Trail, several miles from the road.

The woman and her companion were lifted into the aircraft and transported to an emergency landing zone for additional care before the victim was taken to a hospital.

The incident was the 38th mission by Metro’s search and rescue section this year.

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