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Missing Las Vegas hiker, airman found dead near Red Rock Canyon after falling 250 feet

By Ana Gutierrez,


LAS VFEGAS (KLAS) — A 22-year old hiker reported missing since Jan. 24 was found dead in the Red Rock Canyon area, according to sources.

Luke Saunders, who was also an airman at Nellis Air Force Base, was last seen around 5:30 p.m. near the Spring Mountain and Red Rock Canyon area, police had reported.

Las Vegas police search for missing man possibly in need of medical assistance

Saunders is believed to have slipped while on his hike before falling 250 feet to his death, sources said. He had called 911 for help at some point before he was found.

No other details were released.

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