Transcript for Teen Falls Off Ski Lift: Caught on Tape
'Re going to turn to the shocking video we've been telling you about. A young man hh above a snowy peak, holding on to the lift by his fingernails. Gio benitez is here with the story. Reporter: Good morning, george. The video has 1.2 million views on youtube. And just watch because once you do, you can't look away. Dude. Reporter: What you're seeing is a young man hanging on for dear life. 17-year-old jacob gutierrez. His grip slipping, is about to plummet four stories into the side of this mountain. It was pretty terrifying. I was thinking, if I fall wrong, if I land wrong on one of these rocks, I'm probably going to get really hurt or die. Reporter: This amateur video, which was just posted online, shows the shocking moments after gutierrez tried to throw a SNOWBALL TO A FEND MEMBER 2nd. Instead, he loses his balance and eventually his grip. I'm hanging. And I just lose grip. And I remember it all. I remember just falling. It felt really far. But I hit a rock. And next thing you know, I'm looking up at the ski lift. Reporter: Look again. Gutierrez drops 45 feet from this santa fe, new mexico, ski lift, as his friends watch helplessly, recording it all. As he was falling, I just -- it wasy scary. I thought he might have died. I actually hit my head on the rock. As you can see, I have a scar. There was just blood everywhere. I was in shock. Reporter: It's not the first time someone has blitzed off of a ski lift like this one. Just this year, this young boy slipped from a chair lift in wi. You see his father holding his hand. The boy was unharmed. lucky. This left him with liver damage, along with a collapsed lung and a broken skull. Dude. Reporter: Scars, he says, which have now scared him into being more careful. I'm definitely going to start wearing a helmet from now on. Reporter: A good lesson, no doubt. Gutierrez was hanging there some six minutes before falling. He was in intensive care for a few days. As you can see, this morning, he was just just fine. Held on for six minutes. Sam, what have you got?
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