New overnight: Man falls to death near Pennybacker Bridge
by KJCE Staff,posted Apr 2 2012 6:22AM
A 63-year old man is dead after he fell approximately 70 feet from a cliff near the Pennybacker Bridge on 360.
Emergency crews responded to the scene around 8pm Sunday night. According to reports, the man was viewing the sunset with his family when he slipped and fell to a ledge below the cliff. Austin-Travis County EMS officials said the man survived the fall, and called in STARflight to transport the man to a secondary location so paramedics could render first aid. However, their efforts were unsuccessful and the man died a short time later.
Police identified the victim as 63-year old Philip Short of Denison, Texas. Austin Police were working with the victim's family on the scene.