'Miracle' escape for tourist who slipped and plunged 120ft off cliff face in ...

A tourist slipped and plunged 120ft off a sheer cliff and was saved by landing in four feet of water, with rescuers saying it's a 'miracle' he survived. 

The 28-year-old man had reportedly gotten too close to the edge while taking a selfie at Old Harry Rocks, near Swanage, Dorset, when he lost his footing on Saturday afternoon.

The five friends he was with looked on in horror as the unnamed name disappeared over the precipice and plunged towards the bottom.

Luckily, a group of kayakers witnessed the incident and paddled towards the man, who had landed in shallow water.   

They helped him on to the rocky shore at the foot of the chalk cliff and gave him first aid.

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A tourist slipped and plunged 120ft off a sheer cliff and was saved by landing in four feet of water, with rescuers saying it's a 'miracle' he survived. The 28-year-old man had reportedly got too close to the edge while taking a selfie at Old Harry Rocks (pictured), near Swanage, Dorset, when he lost his footing on Saturday afternoon

A tourist slipped and plunged 120ft off a sheer cliff and was saved by landing in four feet of water, with rescuers saying it's a 'miracle' he survived. The 28-year-old man had reportedly got too close to the edge while taking a selfie at Old Harry Rocks (pictured), near Swanage, Dorset, when he lost his footing on Saturday afternoon

The man was conscious and talking and was said to have suffered only cuts and bruises, despite falling from such a great height

The man was conscious and talking and was said to have suffered only cuts and bruises, despite falling from such a great height

The man was conscious and talking and was said to have suffered only cuts and bruises, despite falling from such a great height.

The inshore Swanage lifeboat arrived at the scene and placed the man on a stretcher before ferrying him to the all-weather lifeboat.

He was taken to the Swanage lifeboat station where an ambulance rushed met rescuers to rush the man to hospital to check for internal injuries.

Ian Brown, of the Swanage lifeboat, said it was a miracle that man was not killed, saying: 'I honestly don't know how he is still alive today.

'It is a sheer drop of anywhere between 90ft to 120ft there. The tide was in at the time and he landed in the water.

'It wouldn't

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