Hiker awake, breathing after 40-foot fall off Red Rock cliff

A LVMPD rescue helicopter approaches an injured hiker on the Calico 2 trail at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation{ } Area on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. The man fell about 40 feet, but was reported awake and breathing before being transported to UMC. (Chris Meyer photo)

A hiker survived a 40-foot fall off a cliff on a hiking trail at Red Rock National Recreation Area late Sunday morning.

The fall was reported about 11:15 a.m. on the Calico 2 Tanks trail.

He was reported awake and breathing after the fall and was being transported by Mercy Air after being assisted by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Search & Rescue unit.

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