A tourist clung for their life on a glass bridge in China after the panels were damaged by gale-force winds, only narrowly avoiding a horrifying fall to their death.
The bridge, at a Piyan Mountain resort in north-east China's Jilin Province, was constructed with segments of glass as its floor, allowing people to admire the view below them as they walk in the air.
But one man's walk last week turned into a nightmare after pieces of the deck were sucked away by wind gusting as strong as 150km/h.
Photos show the man clinging for his life to the safety rails on the 100m-high bridge with large holes in the walkway below and to the side of him.
Emergency services raced to the scene and with the help of firefighters, police, and forestry and tourism personnel, the tourist successfully crawled to safety. He was taken to hospital and is receiving psychological counselling, Chinese media report.
Footage of the incident has been shared to social media where it sparked horror from viewers.
"This is exactly why I dare not step on a bridge like that," one person wrote.
"This is basically one of my anxiety dreams played out in the real world," another user commented.
And it has also lead to a discussion about the safety of these glass-bottom bridges, an increasingly common tourist attraction.
"How often did the bridge undergo maintenance?" one wrote.
"So many glass deck bridges have been built in recent years and are very popular with tourists. But how can we ensure their safety?" another said.
The resort has now been closed while local government carries out an investigation and a comprehensive safety inspection of tourist attractions, the Straits Times reports.