Monday, February 23, 2015

Man Survives 4,000-Foot Fall

A Dutch tourist survived falling off a 4,000-foot sheer cliff in Sri Lanka when a tree broke his fall.
Mamitho Lendas, 35, was honeymooning in Horton Plains National Park when he slipped off a scenic cliff called the “World’s End” while photographing his new wife.

Lendas was eventually hoisted to the top by a rope. He and his wife extended thanks to a Canadian man named “Kent,” who they said talked to Lendas throughout the rescue. Lendas is the first person to survive a fall from the World’s End, which affords views of mist-shrouded hills and mountains, as well as the Indian Ocean some 50 miles to the south.

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