4-year-old survives 70-ft fall from cliff while hiking with parents in US

The boy slipped and fell, hitting 'multiple ledges' before landing about 21 meters below

4-year-old survives 70-ft fall from cliff while hiking with parents in US

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Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, October 19

A four-year-old boy fell off a 70-foot cliff at Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky and suffered a few scratches and bruises, but walked away without any severe injuries, officials said.

The boy and his parents were hiking when he slipped and fell, hitting "multiple ledges" before landing about 70 feet (21 meters) below. "Miraculously, the child was relatively unscathed," said an official.

Rescue crews say the boy’s father scrambled down the cliff, reached his son and carried him downhill, crossing the Red River at the Sheltie Trace suspension bridge, to reach KY 715.

Rescue crew team members met the father and son as the two reached Highway 715.

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