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“Swiss Mishap” is the Most Terrifying Thing You’ve Seen In a While

If Chris Gurksy was searching for a thrill when he signed up for his first ever attempt at hang-gliding, he got exactly that. The Florida-based photographer was on holiday with his wife in Switzerland when he found himself some 4,000 feet in the air hanging on for dear life after the pilot he booked the flight with forgot to attach him to the glider. 

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The footage is as amazing as it is terrifying, yet Chris seems undeterred in his pursuit of flying: “I will go hang gliding again as I did not get to enjoy my first flight.” That’s the spirit Chris, just make sure to buckle up next time.

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