Teen rescued after falling off cliff near Pennybacker Bridge


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin-Travis County EMS say a teen has serious injuries after falling approximately 40 feet off the side of a cliff early Thursday morning.

It says crews got the call at 2:39 a.m. off Loop 360 on the north end of the Pennybacker Bridge.

ATCEMS says crews were able to get the patient out by using ropes. As of 4 a.m., ATCEMS says paramedics were driving the teen to the hospital for treatment. The teen’s injuries are not expected to be life-threatening, ATCEMS said in a tweet.

Fire crews say there is no railing where the teen fell but that will change soon. In 2018, the city approved a mixed use development of the Camelback tract at the Pennybacker Bridge. As part of the deal, developers agreed to add a park with a railing.

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