A US tourist is lucky to be alive after a hang gliding adventure turned into real life nightmare in Switzerland.
US man Chris Gursky decided to take to the sky on his holiday in Switzerland. But after his instructor forgot to attach him to the craft, he was forced to cling for his life or face a fatal fall to earth.
He spent 2 minutes and 14 seconds holding on with only his bare hands while the pilot tried to safely land the glider.
Mr Gursky posted the footage to YouTube under the title 'Swiss Mishap', with the warning: "Content may be disturbing to some. Including my wife!"\
Glad he's taking it in his stride.