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Deceased Rock Climber Identified

A rock climber who was found dead Thursday after a possible medical emergency at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area has been identified.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Friday that the Clark County Coroner's Office identified the climber as 59-year-old Thomas Allard of Las Vegas.

The coroner did not give Allard's cause of death.

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But his son tells the newspaper that his father suffered some kind of cardiac episode.

Ashley Allard says his father collapsed but did not fall because he was in a harness.

Police were called Thursday morning after Allard reportedly suffered from a medical episode while climbing at the park near the first turn-out.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.