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Woman Falls From 100ft Cliff After Being Distracted By Her Phone

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Woman Falls From 100ft Cliff After Being Distracted By Her Phone

A woman plunged from a 100ft cliff and spent 13 hours on the rocky ground after becoming distracted by her phone and falling over the edge.

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The 32-year-old unnamed woman was stuck overnight until a passerby heard her shouts for help and was able to raise the alarm.

A clip shared by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows a helicopter lowering rescuers to the ground below where the woman is strapped to a board for air lifting.

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The incident unfolded in Palos Verdes, LA, last Thursday at around 7pm when the woman fell from the edge.

It wasn't until 8am the following day that someone heard her crying out and contacted authorities.

Police lieutenant Doug Kimura told NBC the woman tumbled over the edge while looking at her phone.

He added: "She's lucky that she didn't succumb to her injuries.

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"She's also lucky that someone heard her screaming with all the wind and noise."

Miraculously, the woman is reported to have only suffered 'minor injuries' and is being treated in hospital.

Last month shocking footage showed a tourist almost fall into the Grand Canyon while trying to take a photo.

Emily Koford and her mother Erin were visiting the famous landmark when they decided to stop to take some snaps.

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But it almost ended very badly for Emily, from Texas, as she took a large step backwards without realising there clifftop they were stood on had a cut on, meaning she was placing her foot onto thin air.

Fortunately, Emily was able to move herself forward and place her hand on the ground to steady herself.

Erin told ABC News: "She kept going backwards. I looked out and I saw how close she was to the edge and I said, 'Don't take another step back,' and she did.

"My stomach went up into my chest."

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She added: "I don't think she was really aware of how dangerous that was. I could see exactly what would happen if she fell."

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Kevin Fox, the passerby who filmed the footage, told the news outlet: "They're walking around and I think, this doesn't look good.

"As she starts walking backwards, I just gasp."

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According to the official Grand Canyon website there are about 12 deaths every year at the landmark.

Featured Image Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Topics: US News

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