Man rescued after falling off cliff at Mt. Bonnell

Man rescued after falling at Mt. Bonnell. (KXAN/Juan Salinas)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A STAR Flight helicopter was called out to rescue a man who fell near Mount Bonnell, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.

Man rescued after falling at Mt. Bonnell. (KXAN/Juan Salinas)
Man rescued after falling at Mt. Bonnell. (KXAN/Juan Salinas)

EMS says the man fell off the cliff and was heard yelling for help at around 10:45 Thursday night. Crews with the Austin Fire Department and Austin/Travis County EMS rappelled down the cliff to rescue the man.

The STAR Flight helicopter was brought in around 12:30 a.m. to hoist him out and take him to the hospital.

“A lot of these places we can really get ourselves in some precarious situations, so we ask and we urge folks to when we’re enjoying our outdoors to be mindful about it, be responsible, be careful you know and so we don’t have to do this,” said Austin Fire Department Captain, Josh Portie.

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