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Second Wisconsin man survives Nepal earthquakeSubmitted: 04/26/2015
NEPAL - A second Wisconsin man who went to climb Mount Everest survived an avalanche caused by the earthquake in Nepal.


Benjamin Breckheimer, who grew up in Menomonee Falls and now lives in Port Charlotte, Florida, wanted to be the first wounded warrior to climb Mount Everest. Breckheimer was wounded by a homemade bomb in Afghanistan in 2009.

Breckheimer's mother, Mary Lyons, said her son called her at 4:00 a.m on Saturday, telling her the situation was "pretty bad" but that he was okay and would call again later.

Andy Land, from Fond du Lac, also traveled to Nepal to climb Mount Everest and was also unhurt in the earthquake.

Story By: Newswatch 12 News Team

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