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Injured Mt. Charleston Hiker Rescued

Metro’s Search and Rescue units were called out to rescue an injured hiker who had fallen in the area of Echo Canyon on Mount Charleston Friday afternoon.

Metro was informed of a hiker who had fallen and may have been suffering from a broken leg.  Metro’s Search and Rescue helicopter hovered over the hiker until ground crews made their way to the hiker.

Rescue workers were able to get to the hiker a short time later and got him to medical personnel, who where standing bye in the area.

The injured hiker was transported to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

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