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Nova Scotia man falls: 70-foot drop leaves man with only minor injuries

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A Nova Scotia man falls 70-feet and lives to tell the tale. On Dec. 28, NewsMax reported that an unidentified 50-year-old man plummeted 70-feet off a cliff in Grace Bay but was able to walk away from the fall. The man was out for a walk with a friend when he slipped and fell on some ice.

"He's standing there, and the friend just said all of a sudden he started sliding, trying to dig his heels in, until he just went down, down, down, over the bank. He hit his face off the rocks down below," said acting Sgt. Mike Byrne of the Cape Breton Regional Police.

The Nova Scotia man's fall was just as amazing as his rescue. It took about 25 people (including fire fighters and other emergency personnel) to lift the man from the valley below. His exact injuries are unknown but he was able to walk over to a basket where he was lifted to safety.

"Two firefighters scaled the cliff with a basket for the rescue, while about 25 other people including firefighters, police, medical personnel, and passersby formed a pulley system to lift the man from the shoreline," NewsMax reports. His story is undoubtedly incredible and he is very lucky to be alive.

The Nova Scotia man falls just one month after a Cape Breton reporter was found dead at the base of a cliff in Cheticamp Island.

© Effie Orfanides 2013

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