He had to attempt three hours for help, until about 40 Sri Lankan troops, using ropes and a military helicopter, found and rescued him. The man had to be evacuated from the area, however, on the shoulders of troops who carried him over a distance of five kilometers (three miles) to the nearest point at which he could be driven to hospital. A miracle occurred because a tree broke Lendas’ fall at about 130 feet down the cliff. As a consequence, he suffered no major injuries in the incident. “His condition is stable and he is out of danger,” a police official said. The World’s End cliff is the main attraction at the Horton Plains nature reserve in central Sri Lanka.