An image is not worth falling off a cliff.
A tourist in England is lucky enough to be alive after falling off the side of a cliff. Apparently the man was trying to pose for a photo when he lost his footing.
The tourist survived the fall because the tide was there, reports The Sun. After falling from 120 feet, the man reportedly landed in four feet of water.
The incident happened on Sunday at Old Harry Rocks, a rock formation that sits high above the ocean in Dorset.
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Ian Brown, a member of the Swanage Rescue Team, who helped save the man, spoke with The Sun about the situation.
He said, “Honestly, I don’t know how he’s still alive today. It’s a mere 90 to 120 foot drop over there. The tide was at that time and he landed in the water. This would not have been the case. that depth, probably 4 feet at most. “
He continued, “He’s incredibly lucky to have suffered relatively minor injuries. Apparently he was conscious and spoke and was fine. His injuries were reportedly cuts and bruises. “
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A man who was on a fishing boat in the area, Jack Reagan, told the newspaper: “One of them shouted that someone had fallen over the cliff. I looked to my left and there was a guy swimming in the water towards a kayak. He managed to grab hold of the front of the kayak and was helped to shore. “
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After describing how the workers helped the man by keeping him warm after removing him from the water, Reagan said, “I can’t believe he’s alive. He should go and buy a lottery ticket; he is so lucky. “
The man was taken to a nearby hospital and examined for internal injuries. However, he was reportedly alert and calm when he was picked up by rescuers.