Toddler, 3, falls 150ft down waterfall and survives at famous beauty spot

A toddler fell 150ft down a waterfall at a famous beauty spot and SURVIVED.

The three-year-old tumbled from the famous Llanraeadr Waterfalls in Powys, Wales on Sunday.

He landed in a 2ft deep pool at the bottom of the waterfall with horrified onlookers fearing the worst, reports the Daily Post .

The youngster, form the Liverpool area, was plucked from the water by a man visiting the beauty spot.

His aunt, also from Liverpool, was lucky too after reportedly making a desperate grab to save the toddler and plummeting 25ft onto a tree at the cliff face side.

She was helped to safety by another climber.

Although shocked, the toddler was relatively unscathed, said the owner of the nearby Pistyll Rhaeadr Restaurant and Tearooms, Phil Facey.

The two had decided to walk up the left side of the falls where there is no footpath, he said.

“I heard the screams and went outside and saw a man bringing the boy out of the water,” said Mr Facey.

“The little boy fell about 150ft into the pool which is just 2ft deep. His aunty tried to grab him, but she fell and ended up straddled on a tree 12 meters below, which broke her fall. She was helped to safety by another climber.

“I honestly believe something special happened on Sunday.

“It was a miracle they both survived, they both should have died. I felt like it was something divine.

“They came into the cafe and the little boy was checked over by the medics, but he was fine apart from a scratch on his face. It was incredible.”

A Welsh Ambulance spokesman said: “We were called at approximately 1pm on the afternoon of Sunday 13 May to reports a male had fallen from a waterfall in Tan-y-Pistyll, Powys.

“We sent a Wales Air Ambulance and a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a boy was treated at the scene for minor injuries.”

Llanrhaedr Waterfalls, near Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant in Powys, is 240ft tall, is one of the highest in the UK and is 60ft higher than Niagara Falls in North America.

Mr Facey is convinced there is a spiritual aspect to the location which attract thousands of visitors every year.

“There is definitely something here. You get enormous amounts of people who are attracted to come, they have their ashes scattered and there have been many amazing stories associated with the falls.

“It feels like a place of power, with a spiritual side and it’s said the falls are the closest you will get to knowing what’s on the other side.”

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