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Man dies in fall from Austin's Mount Bonnell

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Emergency officials say a man has died after falling off a cliff on Austin's Mount Bonnell.

Austin-Travis County EMS spokesman Mike Benavides tells the Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/1tTx3F4 ) that a witness said the man was holding onto a branch Sunday afternoon when he slipped and fell off the cliff.

Benavides says first responders had to rappel down the cliff to reach the man, who was pronounced dead on scene.

Mount Bonnell is about 775 feet above sea level. It overlooks the city and is a popular tourist attraction.

Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com

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