AFD performing rescue after hiker falls off 20-foot cliff under MoPac bridge

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Fire Department performed a high-angle rescue near the 3918 block of S. MoPac Expressway service road after a hiker fell off a “20 foot cliff” under a MoPac bridge near the Barton Creek Greenbelt.

According to ATCEMS, AFD was able to make contact with the hiker and a high angle rope system was used to extricate and haul the patient to the topside of the cliff.

The hiker was declared trauma alert and treatment and packaging are underway. 

ATCEMS and AFD were assisted by the Westlake Fire Department.

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