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Las Vegas police respond to Red Rock Canyon for reports of injured hiker

Updated February 22, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Las Vegas police were called out to Red Rock Canyon on Wednesday afternoon for reports of an injured hiker.

The call came in about 3 p.m. of an injured woman in her 40s who fell while hiking on the Turtle Head Peak trail in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Metropolitan Police Department officer Danny Cordero said. The woman is about 1½ miles up the trail.

The hiker’s injuries are unknown but not life-threatening. Cordero said the woman was unable to walk and would be flown out of the canyon.

As of 5 p.m., search and rescue was still trying to work around the strong winds in the canyon to reach the woman.

No other information was immediately available.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or at 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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