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World's End Cliff in Sri Lanka Not High Enough? Honeymooner Short-Circuits 4,000-Foot Fall

By    |   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 12:35 PM

A Dutch tourist survived a fall from the 4,000-foot World's End cliff in Sri Lanka over the weekend.

Sky News reported that the man, Mamitho Lendas, 35, was on his honeymoon and trying to take a photograph when he fell on Saturday. With camera in hand, he took a few steps backward in order to better frame his new bride, and slipped.

Instead of plummeting all the way to the valley floor below, Lendas' fall was miraculously broken by a tree roughly 130 feet down the cliff face.

It took 40 soldiers and a military helicopter several hours to rescue him. He was given a medical examination, which found no major injuries, and was released shortly after the incident.

"It was very scary and very painful as well," Lendas told reporters.

"I was making pictures and I had a misstep and I fell down backwards. Then I sat in (a bush) for like three and a half hours... the longest three and a half hours of my life."

Sri Lankan army spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said Lendas was "extremely lucky" to survive.

"He is the first person to survive a fall from World's End."



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