An American tourist named Chris Gursky went hang-gliding for the very first time while on vacation in Switzerland, and almost lost his life.

It was a tandem flight with a professional pilot who FORGOT to lock Chris's safety harness onto the glider.

Chris ended up with a torn bicep and a broken wrist. He had surgery on the wrist and doctors inserted a titanium plate and seven screws. But despite nearly DYING, he said he definitely plans to go hang-gliding again.