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Denison Man Posing For Picture Dies In Fall From Cliff

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AUSTIN (AP)  – A North Texas man is dead after he fell from a cliff while posing for a photograph with a landmark Austin bridge in the background.

The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies the dead man as 63-year-old Phillip Lloyd Short of Denison, Texas.

The Austin Fire Department says he died Sunday afternoon in the fall of 50 to 75 feet from a cliff overlooking the Pennybacker Bridge on Loop 360 over the Colorado River in the far western hills of Austin.

Fire Lt. Jim Baker says Short’s family was taking photos of the much-photographed bridge at sunset when Short fell to his death.

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