2 Teens Fall 400Ft from Stone Mountain Park Cliff In Georgia: How Did 17-Year-Old Jason Landess And His Friend Survive The Fall?

By Philip Ross on July 24, 2013 3:15 PM EDT

two teens fall 1
Two teens fell off a cliff in Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, a hiking and climbing destination, on Tuesday. The park is famous for the enormous bas-relief, or raised stone carving, on its north face depicting three figures of the Confederate States of America. (Photo: Flickr/John)
two teens fall 2
The summit of Stone Mountain. (Photo: Flickr/inazakira)

Two teens tumbled off a 400-foot-tall cliff in Georgia's Stone Mountain Park on Tuesday. Seventeen-year-old Jason Landess and his 18-year-old friend were hiking in a fenced-off area of the park known as Lincoln Cut, an area the Dekalb County Fire Department uses for rope training, when the pair slipped and fell hundreds of feet into a ravine. Miraculously, both teens survived, but not without some bumps and bruises.

Like Us on Facebook

The two teens who fell in Stone Mountain Park were part of the same church group and were accompanied by an adult male and his 12-year-old son, both of who were uninjured. They were wandering a closed-off area in the park and even bypassed warning sings. The Daily Mail reports that the younger teen, Landress, suffered internal bruising on his brain and lungs and a broken jaw. The other teen also suffered serious injuries and was taken away in a medical helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center.

"[The 18-year-old] didn't realize at the bottom of that slope was a 12- to 20-foot drop," Norman Augustin, deputy chief of the DeKalb County Fire Department, told the Gwinnett Daily Post. "Followed by another slope and another 12- to 20-foot drop ... They both ended up in the ravine."

According to AP, both of the young men were alert and conscious when medical teams arrived on the scene.

Stone Mountain is famous for the enormous bas-relief, or raised stone carving, on its north face depicting three figures of the Confederate States of America. It's the largest bas-relief in the world.

Read more from iScience Times:

Yosemite Swimmer Missing: What Happened To 19-Year-Old Aleh Kalman?

Cow Falls On Man: How Did 1 Ton Animal Fall From Victim Joao Maria de Souza's Roof? [VIDEO]

Falling Toddler Caught: Watch Dramatic Footage Of Chinese Delivery Men Rescuing 2-Year-Old Girl From 5th-Story Plummet [VIDEO]

© 2012 iScience Times All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Join the Conversation

Sponsored From Around the Web

    ZergNet
Follow iScience Times
us on facebook RSS
 
us on google
 
Most Popular
INSIDE iScience Times
Do Dolphins Get High? BBC Cameras Catch Dolphins Chewing On Pufferfish Toxins
Do Dolphins Get High? BBC Cameras Catch Dolphins Chewing On Pufferfish Toxins
How Many Ways Can You Tie A Tie?
How Many Ways Can You Tie A Tie?
Ribbon Of Charged Particles At Solar System's Edge Acts Like A Wind Sock For Interstellar Magnetism
Ribbon Of Charged Particles At Solar System's Edge Acts Like A Wind Sock For Interstellar Magnetism
How to Turn Your Tap Water Faucet  Into a Coffee Spout [VIDEO]
How to Turn Your Tap Water Faucet Into a Coffee Spout [VIDEO]
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
This Is A Scientifically-Proven Rock-Paper-Scissors Winning Strategy (But If Your Opponent Uses It Too, It's A Draw)
This Is A Scientifically-Proven Rock-Paper-Scissors Winning Strategy (But If Your Opponent Uses It Too, It's A Draw)