Just take another step back honey...

Great shot!
(actual image World's End via)

Honeymooning groom Mamitho Lendas, 35, was taking a picture of his new bride at famed tourist destination World's End in Sri Lanka, when, in an effort to capture as much of the beautiful view as possible, he stepped off the cliff's edge.

"It was very scary and very painful as well," said Lendas.

Understatement of the century. The massive cliff has a steep drop of 4,000 ft and, until now, no one has ever survived a fall from it. Fortunately, even though Lendas fell twice, his descent was interrupted by a tree 130ft down. Lendas said he sat in a bush for three and a half hours while waiting for help to arrive.

(Falling) off (a cliff) to a great start!
(via Sky News)

"It was the longest three and a half hours of my life," he told reporters from Sky News.

40 Sri Lankan soldiers and a helicopter were brought in for the rescue. The soldiers rappelled down the cliff and brought the Dutchman back up using ropes. In spite of how dangerous his predicament was, Lendas walked away with no injuries.

Despite the scare he and his new wife must have gone through, they probably got some amazing shots from his plummet off the face of the earth.


Sources: Sky News