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2 rescued after falling 30 feet from Austin cliff

Published On: Aug 20 2013 10:17:58 AM CDT
Texas News - spotlight
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -

Emergency personnel have rescued a man and a woman who fell about 30 feet from a Central Texas cliff along a rugged hiking trial.
    
Austin Fire Department Battalion Chief Warren Weidler said the victims apparently were walking on a trail near Pennybacker Bridge when they fell early Tuesday. Weidler says the area has a series of cliffs.
    
Department spokesman Reggie Tait said the woman managed to call 911. She was found walking in a nearby parking lot and treated for trauma due to the nature of the fall.
    
Tait said an injured man was found on a ledge near the Lake Austin-area cliff and he was treated for a leg problem. Both victims were transported to an Austin hospital with conditions not believed to be life-threatening.