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Boy survives 25-foot fall at Enchanted Rock; Llano County Sheriff’s Office among first-responders

LLANO — Emergency crews rescued a 13-year-old Austin boy after a 25-foot fall at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area during Easter weekend, officials said.

According to reports, the teen, who suffered at least one broken bone, fell into a crevice just after 4 p.m. April 6 in an area known as "Little Rock," located behind the park’s campground. He was visiting with family, officials said.

The boy was flown by a STAR Flight medical helicopter to Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin with non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

Responding agencies included the Llano County Sheriff’s Office, the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire and EMS and the Willow City Volunteer Fire Department.

The state park straddles the Llano and Gillespie county lines, approximately 20 miles south of Llano on FM 965.

The park, which features a central 500-foot dome of pink granite, draws thousands of visitors each year.

editor@thepicayune.com