Mamitho Lendas being carried on a stretcher
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Dutch man survives fall off 4,000ft 'World's End' cliff

A Dutch honeymooner has become the first person to survive a fall from a 4,000ft (1912m) beauty spot in Sri Lanka.

Mamitho Lendas, 35, was trying to take a photograph of his new wife at so-called 'World's End' when the accident happened.

His fall was broken by a tree about 160ft (50m) down.

Speaking to reporters, he said the rescue was "the longest three and a half hours of my life".

  • 22 Feb 2015
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