"Well, that didn't go good."
Ammon McNeely has just mangled his ankle — a compound fracture too graphic to show here — after a failed BASE jump off a cliff face high above the Colorado River in the US state of Utah.
But as he sits on a rock ledge, a tourniquet tied around his bloody wound, McNeely videotapes himself talking about his misfortune with an almost serene calm.
"I probably lost my leg," he says with a sigh and little grimace.
Footage of his tempered reaction to such a horrific event has gone viral since it was posted online two days ago.
Fellow BASE jumper and friend Steph Davis said she was not surprised by McNeely's calm demeanour.
"Ammon is a really tough guy so that was my first thought (after watching the video)," she told local news network KSL-TV.
Footage taken from afar shows McNeely spiralling into a sandstone wall after his chute failed to fully deploy during a jump off a cliff in Moab area last Friday.
An emergency rescue crew was later able to remove McNeely from the ledge where he landed and get him to a medical helicopter.
In a recent Facebook post, McNeely said that doctors were able to save his foot but he still faces a severe risk of infection.
Author: Erin Tennant, Approving editor: Jack Hawke