Extraordinary video pictures from Norway have captured the moment a road rescue operation went horribly wrong.
A stranded lorry was being towed along an icy road in Leirfjord municipality when it toppled over a cliff, dragging the salvage truck down with it.
The rescue driver jumped out of his cab seconds before it tumbled over the side, through a metal barrier.
However the driver of the lorry behind him, said to be a Latvian national, was not so lucky. Trapped at the wheel, he miraculously survived the fall, albeit with some fractures.