Teen Survives 200-Foot Fall Off a Cliff
It's one of Washington state's loveliest beauty spots. But danger can lurk at this majestic clifftop location, as young hiker Christian Booth found out.
He slipped on wet grass at the edge of the cliff, and plunged 200 feet, the height of a 20-story building, onto the rocks below.
His distraught mother called 911.
As the bloody teenager was hoisted onto a Coast Guard helicopter, his girlfriend feared the worst.
"I just knew he was alive, but who knew how long he'd be alive," said Booth's girlfriend Jordan McCann.
Booth was rushed to the hospital fighting for his life. Believe it or not, he is amazingly calm about his brush with death.
"It felt like a dream. I felt no pain, because I was in shock," said Booth.
INSIDE EDITION took Booth, who has a broken knee and broken forearm, and his mother Shannon back to the Coast Guard station for an emotional reunion with the heroes who rescued him.
"I wouldn't be here without you guys," said Booth.
They also went back, very gingerly, to the scene.
And now that Booth's well on the road to recovery, his girlfriend is able to joke about their ordeal on the cliffs, saying, "I told him, you don't have to jump off a cliff to get out of our date!"