Two Fall Off Cliff Along Rugged Texas Hiking Trail

Crews rescued a man and a woman who fell from a cliff along a rugged Texas hiking trail early Tuesday.

Pennybacker Bridge (Travis County photo/file)

AUSTIN (August 20, 2013)--Emergency crews rescued a man and a woman who fell about 30 feet from a cliff along a rugged hiking trial in Austin.

Austin Fire Department Battalion Chief Warren Weidler said the victims evidently were walking on a trail early Tuesday near Pennybacker Bridge when they fell.

Weidler said the area has a series of cliffs.

Department spokesman Reggie Tait says the woman was able to call 911.

She was found walking in a nearby parking lot and treated for trauma from 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.

They were both taken to an Austin hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.


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