weather icon Clear
RJ App
Vegas News, Alerts, ePaper

Metro rescues stranded hiker at Red Rock

Las Vegas police rescued a hiker Friday evening who had been stranded for two days at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Metro sent a search and rescue team out shortly before noon Friday to find the hiker, who was able to call police to say he or she was somewhere in Ice Box Canyon, according to Metro spokesman Jesse Roybal. The hiker’s gender and age were not immediately available.

The person was rescued before 5:30 p.m. Friday and was not injured, according to Metro Lt. Yaz Yatomi.

Contact reporter Cassandra Taloma at ctaloma@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Union takes on ‘forever chemicals’ in firefighters’ gear

The International Association of Fire Fighters on Monday announced it had retained a trio of prominent “toxic tort law” firms to demand changes to the personal protective gear firefighters use, and to explore compensation for cancer-ridden firefighters and their families.