On April 30th, Around 2:40 a.m. the Austin-Travis County EMS was called to a wilderness rescue after a teenager was reported falling down a hill. The caller reported that the victim had traumatic injuries and that the accident occurred on the north end of the Pennybacker bridge.
The rescuers that arrived at the scene discovered that the teen fell approximately 40 ft down the side of a cliff. The Trauma Alert was declared when the hasty team managed to access him.
After almost two hours the teen was successfully lifted using the vertical rope system. The official ATC EMS Twitter account describes his injuries as serious, but not life-threatening. He was transported to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.
No other information about the victim is currently available.