INSTAGRAM • DEVIN STRATTON
Devin Stratton fell off a 150ft cliff while skiing in the Wasatch Range in Utah
Devin Stratton appeared to have a guardian angle on his side when his skiing adventure through the stunning snowscape in the Wasatch Range in Utah took a terrifying turn.
Footage snapped by Mr Stratton himself shows him speeding through the landscape, confidently following other tracks in the fresh snow.
However, things quickly went south as a raised mound of snow emerged, leading the skier to believe there was a bump in the track.
And as he confidently ploughed forward, Mr Stratton found himself flying off an unmarked 150ft cliff.
Turns out I am afraid of heights… Miraculously I didn't even have a bruise!
Flying over the edge, the man plummets downwards as he cries out in horror.
By some miracle, the free fall down the mountainside only left Mr Stratton with a nasty scare as a two and a half feet of snow broke the tumble.
Sitting up astonished, the skier looks into his helmet camera slightly dazed as he brushes off the snow.
“Thank you,” he said as he started back at the ledge which could have sent him to his death.
Posting the terrifying video on Instagram, he said: “Turns out I am afraid of heights… Miraculously I didn't even have a bruise!
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“I did break a lot of gear including my helmet. Thanks to Matt for helping me dig for nearly 5 hours I found my lost ski and skied down. #jerryoftheday”
And he told the Washington Post: “I immediately thought about my cousin who was [left a] quadriplegic from a car accident and thought, ‘I’m gonna be paralysed’.
“And then when I saw how big the cliff was when I was going over the edge, I thought I was dead for sure.”
Mr Stratton added: “I [prayed] in my head in midair. It doesn’t sound like it in the raw footage because I’m cussing. But in my head, I was praying.”