A Dutch man on his honeymoon escaped death after falling 4,000 feet off a cliff - by landing on a tree top.
Mamitho Lendas was visiting the World's End mountain when he stepped back to take a picture of his bride, and plummeted off the edge.
The 35-year-old groom was rescued by Sri Lankan troops and is the first person in history ever to survive the fall.
Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera, a spokesman for the Sri Lankan Army, said: 'He was extremely lucky because he fell on top of a tree about 130 feet from the top.
'He is the first person to survive a fall from World's End.'Troops used ropes to reach Mr Lendas and winch him to safety. Some 40 soldiers were involved in the initial rescue which was later backed by a military helicopter.
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