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Nova Scotia man falls 70 feet: Slips on ice, plummets down embankment

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A Nova Scotia man falls 70-feet down a steep cliff after he accidentally slips on some ice, eCanadaNow.com reports Dec. 28

John Lusk, 50, was walking with a pal in the New Aberdeen area of Glace Bay when the incident happened. Lusk is lucky to be alive and to have had someone with him when it happened, Glace Bay Fire Chief Jim Taylor said. The Nova Scotia man was wet after falling into the water. Taylor did say that due to the injuries Lusk suffered in the fall, he would not have been able to pull himself out safely or survive long awaiting a rescue team in the frigid cold temperatures.

Lusk hit his face on the rocks down below after he abruptly slid down the 70-foot embankment. Rescuers had to rappel down the rocky area to reach him. He was secured in a stretcher then pulled up.

Lusk endured some facial trauma and contusions, but he did not have any broken bones or life-threatening injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery.

It is not often you hear that a Nova Scotia man or woman falls 70-feet down a cliff where it is popular for its destination. It sounds as if anyone could have fallen just by standing where Lusk was before he fell. It had a stunning view of the surrounding waters and breathtaking landscape. It just goes to show no one can ever be too safe during outdoor adventures.

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