31 Jan '11, 3am

A man who fell 300m from a mountain summit stunned rescuers when they found him standing up & reading a map - unscathed

A man who fell 300m from a mountain summit stunned rescuers when they found him standing up & reading a map - unscathed

Adam Potter, who survived falling almost 305m from the summit of a mountain, now recovering at a hospital in Glasgow. -- PHOTO: AP LONDON - A CLIMBER who fell around 300m from the summit of a Scottish mountain is lucky to be alive, his rescuers said on Sunday. The helicopter crew sent to search for the man were astonished to find him standing up and reading a map. Adam Potter, 35, lost his footing on Saturday and fell down the craggy and near-vertical eastern face of Sgurr Choinnich Mor, a 1,094m high mountain in the western Highlands. 'We got to an area where it is a bit more slippy and a bit icier... I slipped, and that's when the fall began to happen,' Potter explained. 'The speed accumulated really fast. I was trying to slow myself down but every time I slowed myself down I would then go over a cliff edge, so I would get all my speed back. 'Towards the end I had almost...

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Man dies after Japan roller coaster fall

Man dies after Japan roller coaster fall

channelnewsasia.com 30 Jan '11, 11am

TOKYO: A 34-year-old man died after falling off a roller coaster at a popular amusement park in Tokyo Sunday, in the third...