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Hiker killed in fall at Red Rock Canyon identified

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A sign welcomes visitors to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area on Feb. 14, 2016. (Robert Noble/FOX5) A sign welcomes visitors to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area on Feb. 14, 2016. (Robert Noble/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A hiker who was killed in a fall at Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area Thursday has been identified by medical examiners. 

According to the Clark County Coroner's Office, 31-year-old Justin Manering, of Las Vegas, died in the fall from blunt force head trauma. The manner was ruled an accident. 

Las Vegas Metro police were notified that a hiker, who was with friends, fell approximately 150 feet, sustaining significant injuries at 6:17 p.m.

Metro’s Search and Rescue Unit responded to the scene, and the coroner was summoned.

Ice box canyon is known for it’s low elevation and narrow slots making it a trail for moderately capable hikers.

While Manering’s hiking experience is unclear, Kathy August with the Bureau of Land Management says the height at which he fell suggests that he went off the suggested trail.

“If he fell that high, he was not on the designated trail because our trail pretty much stays on the bottom of the canyon,” said August, who has worked at Red Rock Canyon for 25 years.

The moments leading up to Manering’s fall are unclear, but August says under the right circumstances, any trail can be dangerous.

Red Rock Canyon is hosting night hikes on Aug. 30 and Aug. 31. For more information go to RedRockCanyonLV.org

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