30-foot fall in greenbelt knocks woman unconscious, medics airlift her out

Emergency units near the scene where a woman fell 30 feet near Twin Falls in the Barton Creek Greenbelt on Sunday, June 11, 2017. (KXAN/Alyssa Goard)
Emergency units near the scene where a woman fell 30 feet near Twin Falls in the Barton Creek Greenbelt on Sunday, June 11, 2017. (KXAN/Alyssa Goard)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – A woman in her 30s fell about 30 feet in the Barton Creek Greenbelt in southwest Austin late Sunday afternoon, said Austin-Travis County EMS.

It happened at about 5:20 p.m. in the Twin Falls area of the greenbelt, ATC EMS said.

Medics said the woman was unconscious when they reached her, and they were aiding her breathing.

At about 6 p.m., emergency responders hoisted her into a STARFlight helicopter hovering overhead. She was flown to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with critical, life-threatening injuries, ATC EMS said.

The Austin Fire Department also assisted in the rescue operation.

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