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UPDATE: Hiker rescued after fall at Red Rock Canyon

Posted at 5:49 PM, Nov 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-25 22:25:38-05

UPDATE AT 5:45 PM NOV 25: Rescuers said they were able to find the hiker through the GPS in his cell phone. 

13 Action News spoke to other hikers Friday taking the same risky routes. They described what conditions are like come nightfall. 

"It's like 20 to 35 degrees at night," said David Derasmo. 

Derasmo and other avid hikers warn the hundreds of new visitors this weekend to be prepared and do their research. 

"I've been doing it long enough to know to be prepared and start early during the day and get out before it's cool," said hiker Kris Kozac. 

"Make sure you're visible, noticeable and make sure people know where you are," Derasmo said. 

If you have an emergency on Red Rock Canyon, call 702-293-8932 or 911.

UPDATE AT 6:15 AM NOV 25: According to Las Vegas police, the injured hiker has been rescued. He is en route to UMC Trauma for evaluation.

The exact extent of his injuries are not known but he is expected to survive.


A hiker fell more than 60 feet at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Thursday evening.

The incident was reported around 5:10 p.m. at Black Velvet Canyon. Police said the male hiker fell between 60 and 80 feet.

Police said around 10:30 p.m. that it was going to be several more hours before he is brought down for transport to the hospital.

No other details have been released in regards to the hiker's condition.

This is a developing story. Check back to 13 Action News for updates.