Man Survives Fall From 4,000 Foot High Cliff in Sri Lanka

A man visiting Sri Lanka with his wife had somehow managed to survive a fall from a 4,000 foot tall cliff known as Land’s End. Mamitho Lendas, 35 years of age was with his wife on the popular tourist attraction when he stumbled and fell over the cliff. Luckily for him he had fallen on a tree, which broke his fall about 130 feet from the summit of Land’s End. The recently married couple were on their honeymoon in Horton Plains National Park in Sri Lanka. Mamitho was photographing his wife when he lost his footing and fell off the cliff. Had he not fallen on the tree, he certainly would have perished.

The Dutch citizen is the first known person to have ever survived a fall from the top of the cliff known as Land’s End. In 2011, an Australian visiting the park fell to his death from the top. Mamitho is one incredibly lucky person and his wife could not be more happy to have her groom alive and by her side once more. After falling from the summit, Mamitho was stuck for over three hours on the side of the massive cliff clinging to bushes for dear life. In an interview he later gave to reporters he said that “those three and a half hours stuck in the bushes were the longest three and a half hours of his life.” It felt like an eternity for the man, who literally cheated death through a stroke of luck.

Rescue operation: A team prepares to climb down and rescue Mr Lendas, who survived a 4,000ft fall off a cliff known as the World's End

Rescue operation: A team prepares to climb down and rescue Mr Lendas, who survived a 4,000ft fall off a cliff known as the World’s End

Amazingly Mamitho Lendas suffered no serious injuries from his fall. He did describe the ordeal as very very scary and extremely painful. Sri Lankan Army soldiers quickly came to his rescue. They managed to pull him up using ropes and had to carry him several miles before he could be driven by car to the nearest hospital. The entire rescue involved 40 soldiers and even included a military helicopter. A Canadian man on the scene also spoke to the man in English offering him words of encouragement which helped get him through the ordeal.

He lived. Picture: Philippe Guglielmetti Source: Flickr

He lived. Picture: Philippe Guglielmetti Source: Flickr

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World’s End cliff Sri Lanka
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2015/02/22/Man-survives-fall-from-Worlds-End-4000-foot-sheer-cliff-in-Sri-Lanka/8991424654982/

World’s End cliff Sri Lanka: Dutch honeymooner survives fall from World’s End
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/11427725/Dutch-honeymooner-rescued-from-Worlds-End-cliff-fall.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2963012/Dutch-honeymooner-falls-4-000ft-cliff-called-World-s-End-steps-photo-bride-SURVIVES.html