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Crews Recovering Hiker After Mt. Charleston Fall

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MOUNT CHARLESTON, NV (AP) — Police say an effort to recover the body of a man who died after falling on Mount Charleston near Las Vegas was delayed by an effort to rescue a stranded hiker who was with him.

Las Vegas police spokesman Bill Cassell said a helicopter assisted crews to get the surviving hiker off a cliff in an area known as Big Falls.

Crews have been working Thursday afternoon to recover the fallen man’s body

Las Vegas police spokesman Marcus Martin says rescuers responded to a 911 call at 10:49 a.m. Thursday that a hiker had fell an estimated 60 feet.

Martin describes the victim as a young man who was hiking with other young men.

Mount Charleston is in the Humboldt-Toiyabe (toy-AH’-bee) National Forest about an
hour northwest of Las Vegas.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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