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Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020

Indiana man recovering from fractured skull after falling into Caribbean volcano

Indiana man recovering from fractured skull after falling into Caribbean volcano

A young Indiana couple on their honeymoon on St. Kitts in the Caribbean were hiking on the island's dormant volcano when the husband fell in.

Clay Chastain, of Indianapolis, is recovering from a fractured skull since the fall last week.

Mount Liamuiga, the tallest peak on St. Kitts, has a lush crater full of plant life due to its inactivity.

According to his social media, Chastain tried to climb into it on July 18 using ropes that led from the trail into the crater.

“I trusted the ropes with my weight too much and one of them snapped,” Chastain wrote on July 19, adding that his wife, Acaimie, who witnessed the accident, estimates he tumbled more than 50 feet down the crater’s wall.

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