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Hiker dies in Red Rock Canyon after falling near overlook

A hiker died Saturday morning in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area after falling near an overlook.

The 911 call came in just before 11:30 a.m. from the Sandstone Quarry trails. It wasn’t immediately clear from what height the hiker took, but he died at the scene, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Trish Cervantes confirmed.

Metro search-and-rescue crews worked on recovery efforts, and the Sandstone Quarry overlook was closed until the hiker’s body was recovered.

The Clark County coroner’s office will identify him after his family has been notified.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Mike Shoro contributed to this story.

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