Person falls from Longhorn Dam bridge, in hospital with life-threatening injuries


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Just before 11 p.m. Thursday, Austin-Travis County EMS responded to a report of an adult who fell 50 feet from the Longhorn Dam bridge, 60 N. Pleasant Valley Rd., in east Austin.

Medics said the person suffered potentially life-threatening injuries as a result of the fall and was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center for treatment.

Due to the position of the person after the fall, ATCEMS said crews had to build a rig in order to hoist the person from the rocky area they fell into.

Medics also launched a drone to assist in locating and rescuing the person.

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