AUSTIN (KXAN) - Authorities have identified an Austin man who died after falling off an overlook by the Pennybacker Bridge in West Austin.
The Austin Fire Department responded to the call around 8 p.m. Sunday.
Emergency officials said Phillip Lloyd Short, 63, was watching the sun set with family when he slipped and fell about 60 feet to a ledge.
Special units were called to the scene to access Short, who was stuck near rocks and debris near Lake Austin. Witnesses on the scene said they heard screams for help.
"We just heard somebody up there on the lookout go, 'Help! Help! Help!'" said Andres Zamora, who saw the accident happen. "But yeah, somebody fell from the top of the thing. That's what we heard, and that's what we saw."
Authorities said Short was alive after the fall.
STARFlight transported him across the lake to a second location so first responders could treat him. The first responders performed CPR but were unable to revive him.
Meanwhile, officials have not conducted an autopsy. Funeral arrangement details are not yet known.
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