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UPDATE: Waco Man Receives Only Minor Injuries After Falling 50-60 Feet Off Cliff

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UPDATE (Friday, August 8, 2014, 5:30 p.m.)

(KCEN) – A man is recovering after falling 50-60 feet off a cliff in Cameron Park.

It happened Friday just before 11:45 a.m. Several people called police after hearing the man yell for help.

Police say the man went behind safety fences at Lover's Leap onto unsanctioned and unmaintained trails.

He was sitting on the cliff reading a book, and when he stood up, he lost his balance and fell over the edge.

“It is dangerous,” said park ranger Ed Echols. “We try to tell people all the time. They think they're different from someone else, that it won't happen to me, but I've seen people time and time again where people have fallen off this wall.”

The man, who police say is in his 20s, broke several trees in the fall before landing in a pile of brush on a slope above another trail in Cameron Park next to the Brazos River.

It took rescue crews about an hour and a half to find the man and get him out of the woods.

They took him by boat to the MCC dock not far down the river, where he was then taken to Hillcrest and treated for minor injuries, including cuts and bruises.

Echols said the man could technically face a criminal trespassing charge for going behind the fences, but said that wasn't very likely.

“I'm going to talk with my supervisor and we'll go from there, but right now, we don't have any plans of writing one,” Echols said. “Seems like he's done enough to himself to me.”

ORIGINAL STORY

(KCEN) -- A man has been found after police say that he fell off a cliff in Waco.

On Friday afternoon, Waco police received calls of a man falling off a cliff at Lover's Leap.

Sergeant Patrick Swanton said several calls came in about the fall at Cameron Park.

Police and search crews headed to the scene at Lover's Leap.

After searching the area, police found the man.

They say he had cuts, bruises, and scrapes but was able to talk to officers. 

A City of Waco park ranger said that the man went past the fence and into the woods, and it looked like he was running on unsanctioned trails when he fell. The man got hung up on the bushes on the fall from the cliff. The park ranger says that they probably will not cite him for trespassing, because "he's done enough to himself" already.

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