STARflight airlifts man after 30-40 foot fall at Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock Rescue

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (KXAN) — First responders rescued a man after he fell between 30 to 40 feet while rock climbing at Enchanted Rock on Saturday. 

Rescue crews got the call to respond to the park just before 5 p.m. Enchanted Rock is just north of Fredericksburg.

A 50-year-old man was repelling when his anchor gave out and fell 30 to 40 feet, according to a spokesperson with the Fredericksburg Fire Department and EMS. 

STARflight airlifted the man, who had significant injuries, to Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin.

A spokesperson with Texas Parks and Wildlife told KXAN on Sunday that the man has broken bones and possible skull fractures. He is an experienced rock climber. 

“Rock climbing at Enchanted Rock is very popular and a lot of fun, but it isn’t without its risks. We always recommend that climbers use proper safety equipment, climb with a friend, inspect their equipment regularly and follow recommended safety guidelines for their gear. Enchanted Rock partners with several climbing concessionaires who offer safe and supervised climbing opportunities at the park,” a statement from Texas Parks and Wildlife read.  

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