Las Vegas Officer Falls to Death in Helicopter Rescue

David Vanbuskirk, 36, died while trying to hoist a stranded hiker from a rocky ledge.
0:27 | 07/24/13

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-- Las Vegas police officer lay down his life in an effort to rescue a stranded hiker lost in dangerous terrain. Dispatchers received a call for help just before nine Monday night from the disoriented hiker. Stuck on a rock ledge so please dispatched a helicopter for the rescue somehow the hoist cable attached to officer David -- bus Kirk. Detached and he fell into the canyon below hiker was brought to safety but the officers -- -- too far to survive.

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