Toddler boy survives 150-ft plunge off waterfall in the UK

Little Nathan should have died, based on the laws of physics, given his weight as a three-year-old falling 150 ft. into a pool of water only 2 ft. deep. Fortunately and miraculously, he came out with just a minor scratch on his face. That’s not the only miraculous thing that happened in the incident. His aunt Gabby who was with him also experienced a miracle of her own by surviving a 25-ft. fall into a tree.

It all happened on a nice day last week when Gabby took her nephew Nathan, both from Liverpool, up an unofficial path at Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall Llanrhaeadr in North Wales. The waterfall itself is 240 ft. tall–higher than Niagara Falls. They made it up to 150 ft when Nathan lost his footing and slipped. Gabby tried to grab him to no avail as he fell over the edge. Then she fell also, landing in a tree growing off the side of the cliff 25 ft. below. Nathan continued to fall all the way to the bottom of the waterfall where there was a 2-ft. pool of water 150 ft. below.

A nearby tourist heard the screams and waded into the water to pull the three-year-old out. The witnesses thought he was dead, given the fall and the boy’s bluish color. An air rescue helicopter got there 20 minutes later, but during that time the aunt was rescued by a climber and the boy regained consciousness, although in slight shock and a little disoriented from the fall. When the air ambulance arrived, they stayed with both of them for 45 minutes to make sure they didn’t need hospitalization. They were then sent home.

Nathan was doing so well he asked if he could have some ice cream while the doctor examined him. A witness said it was a miracle they both survived as he acknowledged that the situation felt divine. He’s right. It was God’s divine intervention. I’m grateful to God that he’s not a God who is far off and unconcerned about the affairs of men, but that just as in biblical times he involves himself in human situations as he sees fit, being an ever present help in the time of trouble whether the outcome is good or bad.

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Psalm 91:11-12

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:10

Source: Lauren Veevers, MIRACLE SURVIVAL Boy, 3, survives 150ft plunge down waterfall into a pool suffering only a scratched face, The Sun (UK), May 17, 2018.

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