Bantwal: From the nature of the mishap and also the depth of the gorge, it was a miracle that the victim survived.
Manoj (30), a resident of Ichlampadi near Nellyadi, was riding his bike on his way home from Mangaluru on Tuesday night. At a steep, hazardous turn at Budoli, the bike skidded and rolled over into a 20-foot-deep gorge by the side.
Many mishaps have taken place at this spot in the past since there are no protective barriers. Passersby got him admitted to a hospital in Puttur.