Paraglider Lucky to Be Alive After 150-Foot Fall

Damien Leroy said "prayers and love from all around the world" saved him after suffering a broken back, femur, pelvis, three broken ribs and a punctured lung in the crash.
1:51 | 08/02/16

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Paraglider Lucky to Be Alive After 150-Foot Fall
Now to a remarkable survival story. A paraglider plunging 150 feet to the ground after his engine failed now saying it's a miracle he is alive speaking out exclusi exclusively on "Gma" and linsey Davis has his story. Reporter: It began as just another day for Damien Leroy. Paragliding over his beloved south Florida beaches. It was just a great day to go do the sport we love. Reporter: But within minutes disaster strikes. He starts to spin out of control, his lines are tangled and he can't undo them. His only option is to jump more than 150 feet. He's going to jump. Reporter: This bystander captures the crash. He's off the thing. He jumped. He jumped into the mangroves. No way. I swear. Look at his thing about to crash. Reporter: The cause, a sputtering engine failure on the power paraglider which is basically a kite attached to a propeller engine. There was just a feeling that just said there's a super soft bush right there and you should jump and so I jumped. And it was the best decision I ever made. Reporter: Leroy suffered a broken back, femur, pelvis, three broken ribs and a punctured lung and says it's a miracle he is alive today. The reactions of the paramedics and the doctors and nurses and prayers and love from all around the world was just like another level. I think that's what staved me for sure. Reporter: But despite that 150-foot fall and painful recovery, he still believes in living out your dreams. My whole life has been giving back to youth or inspiring people. I think now is my big opportunity. Reporter: For "Good morning America," dilinsey Davis, ABC news, New York.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"1:51","description":"Damien Leroy said \"prayers and love from all around the world\" saved him after suffering a broken back, femur, pelvis, three broken ribs and a punctured lung in the crash.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/GMA","id":"41062663","title":"Paraglider Lucky to Be Alive After 150-Foot Fall","url":"/GMA/video/paraglider-lucky-alive-150-foot-fall-41062663"}