A camera man filming in Mosul, Iraq is lucky to be alive after a sniper’s bullet from an ISIS militant almost killed him.
The journalist, Ammar Alwaely, was filming when a bullet hits him in his shoulder. You can see the sniper shot in the first few seconds of the above video clip.
It hits exactly where he had a GoPro camera latched. By hitting the camera his life was saved and he only received minor cuts.
The camera was actually a gift from one of his coworkers.
UK journalist Owen Holdaway was inches away from the attack and recorded the whole event.
Owen said: “At first I did not know what happened. I fell to the floor and could not turn around to see if Ammar was ok.
“Crawling along to behind the vehicle, I eventually looked up and saw it had hit my old GoPro that I had given him just a few days earlier.
“The explosion had smashed the camera, spraying plastic into his face and cutting his lip.
“I knew immediately, if it had not hit the camera, or been a few inches to the right, it would have hit his heart, and be fatal.”
Following the attack, Ammar received some basic medical treatment and Owen had his friend’s blood wiped from his face.
That was one lucky guy.