Lucky To Be Alive: Michigan Boy Survives 40 Foot Fall
I've always been amazed at people that scale rock walls with the ease of Spider-Man
That being said you would NEVER catch me trying to climb a rock wall unless I was trying to get away from a zombie apocalypse.
A boy in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is lucky to be alive after he fell forty feet to the ground while climbing a rock wall.
The Boys Started Out Mountain Biking
On Tuesday, July 11th two unnamed boys were riding bikes along a section of RAMBA’s Epic Bike Trail.
What is RAMBA?
Ramba is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to inspiring people to realize the benefits of mountain biking and living a healthy lifestyle.
Through the advocacy for, building, and maintaining hand-built non-motorized trails, they strive to provide the outdoor enthusiast the opportunity to enjoy Ishpeming & Negaunee, Michigan.
Michigan Boy Survives 40-Foot Fall
While riding the trails the two boys decided to stop for whatever reason and attempt to scale a rock face.
One of the boys started climbing and was about 40 feet up the rock face when he lost his grip and fell 40 feet down to the ground.
The boy's friend who was with him had a cell phone and called 911.
Around 6:25 the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and Rescue Team responded
The Search and Rescue members carried the boy about 20 yards to an ATV rescue sled and then were able to drive him out to an awaiting ambulance.
He was transported by UPHS EMS to UP Health System– Marquette for treatment of his minor injuries.