Man falls off 4,000-foot cliff during his honeymoon

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Man Falls Off 4,000-Foot Cliff During His Honeymoon

Well here's a story one Dutch tourist will be telling for a while: He fell off a 4,000-foot cliff right in the middle of his honeymoon in Sri Lanka.

"I was making pictures, and I had a misstep. And I fell down backwards two times, and then I sit in bushes for like three and a half hours," Mamitho Lendas said.

Daily Mirror reports that around 40 members of the Sri Lankan Army helped rescue Mamitho Lendas, who miraculously landed in a tree about 130 feet below.

Lendas and his new bride were atop what's known as World's End in the Horton Plains National Park.

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View from World's End in Horton plains national park, Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka - Horton Plain National Park, view from "World's End"

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WORLD'S END IN HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK

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According to the travel site Rough Guides, World's End is known for its dangerous slope, which "falls sheer for the best part of a kilometre to the lowlands below."

"It makes him the first person to ever survive a fall from that cliff," HLN's Robin Meade reported.

Lendas was taken to a local hospital after the rescue, but there have been no reports of any injuries he sustained during the fall.

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