Man survives without a scratch after 90-foot fall into canyon

A US man fell 90 feet into a canyon, and the drop was recorded by his GoPro camera.

Nick Smith of Kanab, Utah, said he was teaching a less experienced friend how to rappel in an Arizona canyon Feb. 5 when he made a safety error.

 

“In part, I was a little distracted from trying to explain to this younger fellow, okay this is what you do, ironically, I kind of forgot to check what I was doing for myself,” Smith told KSTU-TV. “I fell essentially the full 90-feet of the drop; from the very top to the very bottom.”

Smith’s GoPro camera, which was strapped to a pole on his backpack, recorded the fall. He posted the footage to YouTube.

“After getting up and realizing I wasn’t dead, I had to reascend the ropes to the top. I then hiked back out to my vehicle,” he wrote in the video’s description. “After a visit to the ER. I was cleared by a full CT scan. No broken bones, no internal bleeding. Somehow I don’t even have a scratch on my body from the ordeal.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_jTb6DL6u4

Smith said he learned his lesson about letting overconfidence put him in danger.

“I just feel so grateful and so blessed,” Smith said. “I shouldn’t have survived. Truthfully.”

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