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Fisherman Dies After Falling 25 Feet Into Northeast Dallas Creek

DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — A fisherman has died after falling 25 feet into a northeast Dallas creek early Sunday morning.

At 1:54 a.m. Feb. 2, Dallas Fire-Rescue units were sent to a water rescue at Ferris Creek, where officials said two men were fishing on top of a platform over the creek when one of them fell and remained motionless.

Due to the hard-to-navigate terrain, DFR's Urban Search and Rescue team was also called to the scene. After reaching the man and lifting him up the embankment, medics transported him to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The other man was also taken to the hospital as a precaution for non-life threatening injuries he sustained while trying to reach the man who fell.

Neither of their identities have been released at this time.

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