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Climber Killed in Fall from Austin Cliff

Man falls trying to scale cliff in park near Austin

Monday, Jun 25, 2012  |  Updated 9:14 AM CDT
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Climber Killed in Fall from Austin Cliff

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A man has suffered a fatal fall while trying to scale down a 50- to 60-foot cliff at a park outside Austin.

Travis County Emergency Services officials say 42-year-old George Wesley Perry of Pflugerville fell from the cliff at Pace Bend Park on Saturday afternoon.

A medical helicopter lowered a flight nurse to the ground to help Perry, but he was pronounced dead after being taken by boat to a nearby boat ramp.

The agencies responding include the park service, Austin-Travis County EMS, STAR Flight emergency response services, Travis County Sheriff's Office and Pedernales Fire Department.

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