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Indian-origin teen climber from Canada survives 500-feet fall from US peak

Friday, January 3, 2020, 8:32 PM

A 16-year-old Indian-origin mountain climber from Canada miraculously survived a 500-feet fall from the 11,240 feet Mount Hood, the highest summit in coastal US state Oregon, according to media reports. Gurbaz Singh from Surrey was ascending the peak with friends on Tuesday, marking his 90th mountain climb, when he lost his footing on ice. Gurbaz survived the dangerous fall, suffering only a broken leg.