WATCH: Hang-glider holds on for dear life after pilot forgets to attach him

2018-11-27 12:41
Hang-glider. (Photo: YouTube/ Gursk3)

Hang-glider. (Photo: YouTube/ Gursk3)

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It's the stuff of nightmares and one Chris Gursky was lucky to survive.

During a holiday to Switzerland the YouTuber and photographer thought he'd try his hand at hang-gliding.

But what was meant to be a fun adventure turned into a horrifying experience as shortly after take-off it became apparent the pilot had forgotten to attach Chris' safety harness to the glider.

As Chris clung onto the glider's metal bar the pilot managed to bring the glider safely to the ground. "For two minutes and 14 seconds I had to hang on for my life! The landing was a rough one, but I lived to tell the story," he later wrote on his YouTube channel, Gursk3.

Given his terrifying experience Chris was lucky to escape with a torn bicep tendon and an injured wrist, Daily Mail reports.

The terrifying clip from Chris Gursky's first day on holiday in Switzerland was shared by the YouTuber – after the fun activity turned into a 'near death experience,' NZ Herald reports.

The auto-parts manager and photographer had to 'hang on for his life' during the ride he caught on camera, and later named 'Swiss Mishap'.

After taking off from a 4 000 ft (1.2km) mountain edge Mr Gursky had to hang on for two minutes and 14 seconds, as the pilot desperately tried to steer with one hand to get him safely to the ground.

Watch the video here:

Sources: Daily Mail, NZ Herald, The Sun

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