Tuesday, March 25, 2008


He must have been drinking some good Belgian Beer.

Drunkenness probably saved the life of a young Czech who recently climbed over the safety rail in order to throw himself in the Hranicka abyss but, paralysed by alcohol, he fell asleep on the edge of the steep chasm, the local police told CTK Thursday.

The 20-year-old man originally wanted to commit suicide by jumping into the abyss earlier this week. According to experts, Hranicka, a popular tourist destination, is the deepest abyss in Central Europe. Its steep rocks above the level of the "bottom" lake are 70 metres high, but the depth of the lake has never been reliably measured so far. STORY The Prague Monitor

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