AUSTIN, Texas – A woman has been rescued after falling 80 feet off a cliff overlook at the Pennybacker Bridge on Friday.
Austin/Travis County EMS were called to the cliff at the 5200 block of N Capital of Texas Highway around 10:45 a.m.
Rescuers had to repel down to make contact with the woman, who was located 50 feet away from the water’s edge. STAR Flight was called to assist with the rescue.
A trauma alert has been declared for the patient, who is being prepared for transport to the hospital. The victim's injuries were said to be serious but not life-threatening.