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2 OK after Metro responds to report of stranded hikers

Updated Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 | 6:37 p.m.

Metro Police sent a team to rescue two hikers who called for help Monday in wintry weather atop a peak at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

One of two men hiking to the top of Turtlehead Peak called dispatchers at 3:27 p.m. to report that they were stranded and one man has slipped and injured his foot or ankle, Metro Officer Ramon Denby said. The men had hiked more than two miles, police said.

Metro crews going up the mountain encountered the two men coming down the mountain early Monday evening. Police spokesman Officer Bill Cassell said the men didn't appear to be injured.

Weather conditions prohibited Metro from using a helicopter during the rescue.

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