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A Canadian Lake Has Fallen Off a Cliff

Rain, warming temperatures melted ice headwalls

(Newser) - In June, Canadian officials warned that a nameless lake in the Northwest Territories was about to fall off a cliff. It did. On July 15, a section of ground ice that's been around since the last ice age gave way, sending roughly half of the lake's 1 million... More »

Woman Drives Off Cliff, Forced to Climb Back Up

Debbie Lopez, 57, spent 24 hours climbing steep terrain after days of waiting

(Newser) - Talk about the will to live. When 57-year-old Debbie Lopez was putting out a cigarette and steered her pickup truck off a cliff on the winding coastal Highway 1 near Ragged Point, Calif., last Saturday, she plunged 150 feet and landed upside down, where she waited for help for days,... More »

Boy Survives 230-Foot Fall From Cliff

He suffered broken bones, but lived though plunge

(Newser) - A 4-year-old boy in northern California survived a plunge of nearly 250 feet off a cliff onto the ground below last night, reports CBS Local . The unidentified boy has broken bones but somehow escaped life-threatening injuries when he fell from a trail on Bodega Head in Sonoma County. As the... More »

Grad Student Dies in Cliff Fall While Posing for Photo

Anna Bachman, 25, was with her sister

(Newser) - Tragedy in San Diego, as a 25-year-old grad student lost her footing on a cliff and fell to her death while posing for a photo to be shot by her sister, reports the Chicago Tribune . Bachman was a Berkeley grad who was working toward a master's in urban planning... More »

Driver Plunges Off 300-Foot Cliff, Survives

It may have been a suicide attempt

(Newser) - A pretty amazing rescue story out of Southern California, where a 19-year-old driver went over a 300-foot cliff and onto the shoreline of the ocean—and survived. Rescue crews arrived at the scene in Palos Verdes Estates, located just south of Los Angeles, around 2am today. Waves smashed into the... More »

Cliff Bride Allegedly Talked About Killing Mom, Step-Dad

Prosecutors say it helps prove she didn't have 'innocent intent'

(Newser) - A Montana woman who pushed her new husband off a cliff to his death had discussed killing her mother and stepfather about five weeks earlier, prosecutors intend to allege in court. In court filings, prosecutors say they have evidence that 22-year-old Jordan Graham made the remarks, and that they help... More »

Girlfriend Pushed Off Cliff: 'I'm Breaking Up With You!'

Cliff jumper gives his sweetheart a shove in Utah

(Newser) - A cliff jumper gave his girlfriend the ultimate high by pushing her over a 400-foot drop—into a pendulum swing secured by a harness and ropes, the Daily Mail reports. With a video camera rolling, Creighton Baird tried for 45 minutes to gently persuade his companion, Jessica Powell, to overcome... More »

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