It doesn’t seem possible that someone could fall into an active volcano and survive, but that’s what happened this week in Hawaii.
Officials at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park say a man was rescued after falling into the active Kilauea volcano. They say he climbed over a metal railing to get a better look from a 300-foot cliff, lost his footing and fell. He landed 70 feet below on a narrow ledge.
A search team found the man more than two hours later. He was alive but suffered serious injuries. (USA Today)
- People, the barriers are put there for a reason. Do not climb over them.
- We have people falling into the Grand Canyon and now volcanoes? What the heck is going on?
- A year ago, if you remember, Kilauea was erupting and sending lava flows all over the Big Island.