LAS VEGAS -- The Memorial Day weekend was a busy one for Metro Police's Air Support and Search and Rescue units.
According to police, the unit, known as SAR, responded to several incidents this weekend, starting Friday night with a rescue at Valley of Fire State Park. A 43-year-old man had fallen 30 feet while hiking. The hiker was found in rugged terrain and brought to safety.
On Saturday, the team rescued a hiker at Red Rock National Conservation Area, who fell and suffered multiple injuries, and two hikers who slide down a slope and were stuck on a ledge 200 feet about Lake Mead.
On Sunday, rescuers were called to Mt. Charleston where a female hiker had fallen and hurt her ankle.
SAR reminds people of the following hiking safety tips:
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