Blackberry saves its user from a horrible fall

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London, Jun 29: A 52-year-old skier miraculously survived the harrowing 700 ft fall, courtesy his Blackberry phone.

David Fitzherbert was skiing off-piste down a glacier in the Matterhorn and Monterosa peaks in Switzerland when the snow gave way.

However, he got caught between the two rocks due to the 1/2inch-wide Blackberry in his breast pocket.

"The snow gave way beneath me and I fell down a very deep crevasse," the Sun quoted Fitzherbert as saying.

"After 70 feet it narrowed and I became stuck like a cork in a bottle between the walls.

"Fortunately the extra inches of the Blackberry were enough to block the fall," he added.

Fitzherbert broke his jaw, smashed his teeth, cracked a bone in his chest, and nearly tore his nose off.

His mountain guide made a distress call, and a mountain rescue team came to dig him out.

"I was stuck so fast they had to get a drill to dig away at the ice around me. I was eventually winched out by the helicopter rescue team," David added.

ANI

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