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Trainee monk survives cliff fall


Joseph Fahd said he believed God's hand intervened and protected him

A Lebanese man who survived a 100ft fall on the North coast has said it was God who saved him.

Joseph Fahd, 23, who is training to be a monk, was on a religious retreat when the accident happened near Ballycastle on Friday evening.

He was taken to Altnagelvin hospital, where he was treated for two broken bones in his back and a sprained wrist.

"I can very clearly see God's hand intervening and protecting me and keeping me safe," he said.

"It was a very dramatic fall, it very easily could have resulted in much greater injury, if not death.

"I'm at peace about that, thank God it didn't lead to more than that."

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