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2 Rescued After Falling 30 Feet From Austin Cliff

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Emergency personnel have rescued a man and a woman who fell about 30 feet from a Central Texas cliff along a rugged hiking trial.

Austin Fire Department Battalion Chief Warren Weidler says the victims apparently were walking on a trail near Pennybacker Bridge when they fell early Tuesday. Weidler says the area has a series of cliffs.

Department spokesman Reggie Tait says the woman managed to call 911. She was found walking in a nearby parking lot and treated for trauma due to the nature of the fall.

Tait says an injured man was found on a ledge near the Lake Austin-area cliff and he was treated for a leg problem. Both victims were transported to an Austin hospital with conditions not believed to be life-threatening.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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