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Elderly man tumbles at Castillo de San Marcos

Right now an elderly man is in critical condition after falling at the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine.

St Johns Fire and rescue says the 71-year-old fell eight feet and had to be taken to the hospital.

No word yet on what caused him to stumble.

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