A painting is not worth falling off a cliff.
A tourist in England is lucky to be alive after falling on the side of a rock. Apparently the man was trying to pose for a photo when he lost his footing.
The tourist survived in the fall, because at that time the tide occurred, reports The Sun. After falling 120 feet, the man landed in four feet of water.
The incident happened on Sunday at Old Harry Rocks, a rock formation located above the ocean in Dorset.
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Ian Brown, a member of the Swanage lifeboat team that helped rescue the man, spoke to The Sun about the situation.
He said: “Honestly, I don’t know how he is alive today. It’s a huge drop somewhere between 90 feet and 120 feet there. The tide was at that time and he landed in the water. It wouldn’t be that deep, probably at most 4 feet. . “
He continued: “The incredible luck is that he suffered relatively minor injuries. He was obviously conscious and spoke and was well. His injuries were reported to be cuts and bruises.”
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A man on a fishing boat in the area, Jack Reagan, told the news: “One of them shouted that someone had fallen over the rock. I looked to the left and there was a man swimming in the water to the kayak. He managed to catch the the front of the kayak and helped him to shore. “
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After describing how the workers helped the man by keeping him warm after pulling him out of the water, Reagan said, “I can’t believe he’s alive. He has to go and buy a lottery ticket; he’s the lucky one. “
The man was taken to a nearby hospital and examined for internal injuries. He was reportedly alert and calm when he was picked up by rescue workers.