Honeymooner falls off 4,000ft cliff in Sri Lanka - and survives

Man becomes first person to survive fall from World's End tourist attraction

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Honeymooner falls 4,000ft while taking photos of new wife - and survives

A Dutch honeymooner has become the first person to survive a fall from the 4,000ft World's End cliff in Sri Lanka.

Mamitho Lendas, 35, was taking a picture of his new bride when he took a step backwards and plunged off the cliff.

But, miraculously, his fall was broken by a tree about 130ft down the rock face.

Around 40 soldiers and a military helicopter were involved in his rescue, which saw him winched back up to safety without any major injuries.

Speaking to Sky News, Lendas said: "It was very scary and very painful as well. 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."

According to the Mirror, army spokesperson Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said. "He was extremely lucky because he fell on top of a tree about 130 feet (40 metres) from the top.

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

According to Wikipedia, World's End is located in Horton Plains National Park of Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.

It is a sheer cliff, with a drop of about 4000ft, that gives fabulous view of greenish covered mountains, tea estates and coastal area.

It is a popular tourist destination and key attraction site in Horton Plains National Park.

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