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Trespasser killed after fall at Southwest Austin greenbelt

Trespasser killed after fall at Southwest Austin greenbelt

KVUE -- One person has been killed after falling in a ravine in a Southwest Austin greenbelt, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife.

The incident happened at 2825 Frate Barker in the greenbelt behind Texas Parks and Wildlife, which is an 80-acre property owned by the City of Austin.

According to Mike Cox, spokesperson for Texas Parks & Wildlife, the incident happened in an area not accessible to the public.

Two men were trespassing in order to dig on a known archeological site. One of the men was arrested, and the other man ran away. Cox says pepper spray was used in an effort to subdue the man, who then fell down the ravine.

EMS says the man was taken by Starflight to the hospital. Just before 2:30 pm Texas Parks and Wildlife officials confirmed to KVUE that he had died. His name has not yet been released. The Texas Rangers are also investigating. Game wardens are fully-commissioned state police officers.


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Trespasser died after falling at the green belt.  Courtesy of Barton Creek Greenbelt