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Teen Hiker Falls to his Death at Red Rock Canyon

Metro Search and Rescue units respond to call of hiker's death.

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said a teenager fell more than 80 feet to his death at Red Rock Canyon Monday.

The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the teen as 17-year-old Andrew Sasse, a student at Bonanza High School.

Police said he was part of a group of high school students enjoying the canyon. The group of teens split up to do some hiking, and Sasse who was on his own, fell in the Calico Tanks area of Calico Basin around 12:45 p.m.

No one witnessed the fall, but when the Sasse failed to show up to meet the group, another teen went in search of him and discovered his body.

A mother and daughter picnicking nearby witnessed the aftermath. Yanneli Llamas and her mother were visiting Red Rock for the holiday and saw crews trying to find the hiker who had fallen.

Health Inspectors Close Vintner Grill at Fashion Show Mall

LAS VEGAS -- The Vintner Grill banquet facility inside the Fashion Show Mall has been shut down.

According to the Southern Nevada Health District website, the facility was closed Friday after an inspection by health inspectors.

The facility was given 45 demerits, the website said. Violations included food not being properly stored and food not being held at a proper temperature.

The Vintner Grill is a popular restaurant in Summerlin. It has not been impacted by the closure.

Red Rock Campground to Close for Summer

Red Rock Campground to Close for Summer


Red Rock Campground will shut down for the summer following the Memorial Day holiday.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area’s developed campground is scheduled to temporarily close from May 28 to August 30.

Located approximately two miles east of the visitor center on State Route 159 (West Charleston Boulevard), Red Rock Campground is the only developed campground within the conservation area.

Other open campgrounds include:

Free Lesson in CPR

Free Lesson in CPR

Emergency personnel gave a free lesson in CPR, during a special training session Wednesday.

American Medical Response and MedicWest Ambulance showed people how to use compression-only CPR at an event at Tivoli Village, 440 South Rampart Boulevard.

Compression-only CPR allows people to keep life-saving blood flowing through a person's body. According to experts, the technique can be double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chances of survival.

"This is one of the very few ways you can take 5 to 10 minutes out of your day to save someone's life and that is really just priceless," Matt Driscoll whose father suffered a heart attack said.

The event at Tivoli Village was one of dozens held around the country has part of American Medical Response's World CPR Challenge.



Liberty Takes Top Honors in Journalism Contest


Liberty High School claimed the top prize at Monday’s high school journalism awards, sponsored by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, at the Suncoast.

For the first time in school history, the Liberty Tribune newspaper took the Best Newspaper category in the competition. Durango came in second and Green Valley finished third, while Sierra Vista won Honorable Mention.

The Tribune also won the most total awards at the ceremony with 19.  

Editor-in-chief Brittney Loiselle won the Most Valuable Staff Member award.

Here is a rundown of Liberty’s awards:

Palo Verde Boys, Gaels Girls Swim to Titles; Boulder City sweeps I-A


The Panthers of Palo Verde High School came back from Carson City with a state title in Division I, but Boulder City swimmers dominated I-A.

CARSON CITY — Palo Verde boys swimming coach Brent Gonzalez had a simple piece of advice for his 400-yard freestyle relay team Saturday.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Free CPR Training Wednesday


Two local EMS companies plan to give free CPR training Wednesday at Tivoli Village.

American Medical Response and MedicWest Ambulance will offer free training on compression-only CPR. The event is part of AMR’s nationwide observance of National Emergency Medical Services Week.

Compression-only CPR helps to keep blood flowing through a victim’s body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. Bystanders who provide compression-only CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. near Kabuki Japanese Restaurant.