It’s not every day someone can suffer a 100-foot fall and be rock climbing again less than six months later.
“There’s a reason it wasn’t my time. The biggest thing I’ve realized is that I have a purpose here now,” Brig Murdock, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told St. George News.
Murdock’s recovery has been “life-changing and inspiring for him,” and he is now preparing to serve a full-time LDS mission, the article said.
Murdock, 22, was working as a canyoneering guide and on a trip with two vacationers in southern Utah in August 2017 when the fall occurred. After belaying his guests to the bottom of a technical slot canyon in Birch Hollow, it was his turn to rappel. According to the article, he accidentally hooked himself to an unanchored rope, free falling 100 feet down the cliff.
“For a couple seconds, I didn’t know if I was going to make it,” Murdock told St. George News. “But a couple of seconds later, I felt myself breathing, and I could hear the people in my group screaming.”
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