Climber Credits Helmet For Saving His Life

Jerome Stiller, 50, and his friend were climbing on Eldorado Canyon's Redgarden Wall (Colorado, USA) and fell, taking a 100ft whipper and pulling some gear. He suffered a head injury, a fractured bone near his right eye, multiple cuts and a broken right tibia. Stiller attributed his survival to wearing a helmet.

"It saved me. It saved my life," he said.

Stiller said he plans to become an advocate for helmet safety. He said he is even looking to be a spokesman for a helmet company. He said his helmet was new, and worth every penny.

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