POSTED: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 7:58pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 7:59pm
AUSTIN, Texas —
The breathtaking vistas from Mount Bonnell, the Pennybacker Bridge and the city's plentiful greenbelts are Austin calling cards.
"They're a draw to Austin. There are not that many cities where you can go to multiple places inside the city limits and find something as rugged and, of course, sometimes dangerous," said Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services spokesman Warren Hassinger.
On Sunday, the risks associated with scaling the spots for some of the best views of Austin turned tragic when 63-year-old Phillip Lloyd Short of North Texas died after falling from a cliff near the Pennybacker Bridge on Loop 360. Police said the death was accidental.
A spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation said Monday that the agency will work with the Austin Police Department after it issues its final report to consider whether more steps are needed to restrict access or to warn people of the dangers of climbing the popular cliffs just off the busy highway in West Austin.
For more head to http://www.statesman.com/news/local/scenic-view-near-pennybacker-bridge-can-be-dangerous-2279541.html 
Information from Austin American-Statesman