US tourist survives fall into Mount Vesuvius after reaching for phone: CNN was informed on Monday by Italian authorities that over the weekend, a tourist from the United States fell into the crater of Mount Vesuvius while attempting to retrieve his mobile phone.
According to the carabinieri of the provincial command in Naples, the 23-year-old man from Baltimore was hiking an unauthorised trail with three relatives early on Saturday morning. A further two tourists from the United Kingdom were seen walking on the restricted path.
The man stated that the only injuries he sustained as a result of the fall were a few bruises on his hands, arms, and back.
According to the police, he received medical attention from an ambulance that responded to the scene, but he declined to be transported to a hospital.
According to the force, the path had clear signs warning of danger and forbidding access. The force added that it will be up to the prosecutor to decide whether or not to proceed with a formal charge against them for invasion of public territory.
1944 was the year that Mount Vesuvius experienced its most recent eruption. According to the website for Vesuvius National Park, the volcano is still active, but it is currently in a state of repose.
According to the website for the national park, the mountain’s highest peak is 1,277 metres (4,190 feet) tall, while the crater has a diameter of 450 metres (1,476 feet) and is 300 metres (984 feet) deep.
Before its eruption in 79 AD, Vesuvius had been a dormant volcano for several centuries. When it finally erupted, it buried several cities, including Pompeii, Oplontis, and Stabiae, under ash.
Pompeii was buried beneath a layer of volcanic debris that was 7 metres (23 feet) deep, which protected the ruins from the potentially damaging effects of weather and climate. Since that time, it has developed into a popular tourist destination as well as an important archaeological site for researchers to examine.