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Local crews make incredible rescue amid wintry storm

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Local crews rescued an injured hiker amid hazardous wintry conditions on a mountain Monday morning. The individual reportedly could not walk and was located 300 feet above ground.

Rescue crews from Las Vegas Fire & Rescue (LVFAR), Clark County Fire Department and Metro Police conducted a rope rescue, as "white out" conditions prevented any helicopters from assisting.

TOC: 10:16AM. Members of @LasVegasFD @ClarkCountyFD @LVMPD Search & Rescue rescued a hiker who was injured & could not walk, off a Mtn about 300 ft above ground. White out conditions prevented aerial support, rope rescue was executed. #PIO1NEWS #SnowEvent2021 pic.twitter.com/hQWhq2xAPC

— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) January 26, 2021

LVFAR says crews climbed to the hiker and treated the individual for a fracture. They then "packaged" the victim for the descent.

After crews descended to the parking lot, the hiker was transported to the hospital. They are stable.

#2. Crews had to ascend to victim, treat for fracture, then “package” the injured victim for descent to the parking lot 300 ft below. Victim was taken to hospital in stable condition. E28,47,44, R28,44, HR44, B10. Incident #1032067 pic.twitter.com/ARUy3ReO2c

— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) January 26, 2021

Thank you to all of the crews for their valiant efforts during this operation!

A few more pics of incident: pic.twitter.com/NHK4jxGKRX

— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) January 26, 2021