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Meteor shower: Man plunges off cliff while viewing Geminid event

December 14, 2011 |  8:29 am

A man trying to catch a glimpse of the Geminid meteor shower ending up driving his Mustang off a cliff in the Angeles National Forest, officials said Wednesday.

A helicopter search team rescued the man, who plunged 100 feet off a hill at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on Glendora Mountain Road at mile marker 10, according to the California Highway Patrol.

After rescue workers reached him, the man was able to walk away with minor injuries, officials said.

The Geminid meteor shower originated in the constellation Gemini, and scientists said the best viewing time was between 10 p.m. Tuesday and sunrise Wednesday.


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