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  1. reflexblue

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    #91 Jersey

    There must be something special planned for this guy. Or when its not you're time, its not you're time.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/mine_fall


    ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A man survived a 500-foot fall into a strip mine Friday, astounding rescuers who spent hours on a risky descent into the abyss to bring him back out.



    Police said Nathan Bowman was trespassing on coal company property around 1 a.m. Friday when he slipped and fell into the Springdale Pit, an inactive mine about 700 feet deep, 3,000 feet long and 1,500 feet wide.

    Bowman tumbled down a jagged slope and then free-fell several hundred feet, his descent broken by a rock ledge not far from the bottom of the pit, said Coaldale Police Chief Timothy Delaney, who helped direct the rescue effort.
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    Now comes the other side of the story. He was pushed by his buddy. I bet his ahh friend never thought he'd survive to tell the tale

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080428/ap_on_re_us/500_foot_fall

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