Las Vegas fire crews recently had to scale a 300-foot mountain to rescue an injured hiker.
The hiker suffered a fracture near the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and couldn’t walk on his own. He called for help, but “white out” conditions prevented a helicopter from being able to go reach the injured hiker. That’s when Las Vegas Fire & Rescue showed up to help. The weather conditions worsened so the crews had to carry out a rope rescue, climbing to the victim’s location on-foot.
They scaled the 300-foot slope and reached the injured hiker. Rescuers treated the fracture and “packaged” the injured victim for his descent of the mountain. The man was taken to the hospital in stable condition all thanks to the rescue crew.