A rider’s first hang-gliding flight turned harrowing after the pilot forgot to hook the man into the tandem safety harness.
Chris Gursky shared his extremely frightening near-death experience hang-gliding in Switzerland on YouTube on Monday. In the footage, Gurksy quickly realizes just after takeoff that he’s not hooked to the glider’s harness.
“My body weight shifted straight down and I found myself hanging on for my life,” Gursky told the Daily Mail about his experience.
Thankfully, Gursky walked away from the incident mostly unscathed, with the exception of a broken wrist and some bruised muscles, according to his video commentary.
“For two minutes and 14 seconds I had to hang on for my life!” Gursky told the Daily Mail. “The landing was a rough one, but I lived to tell the story.”