David ended up with a broken jaw, smashed teeth, cracked a bone in his chest and nearly tore his nose off. After being rescued by a helicopter rescue team, he was flown to a hospital in Bern where he was treated for hyperthermia and a concussion and had surgery to reattatch his nose. He spent ten days in the hospital, using his BlackBerry to call his wife in the U.K.
While the specific BlackBerry model was never mentioned, a copyrighted photo of the survivor with his device shows that it was the BlackBerry Bold that saved his life. In comparison, the Bold is .05 inches wider than the BlackBerry Storm and .20 inches wider than a Nokia E71. In this case, every fraction of an inch made the difference between life and death.
source: The Sun (UK) via Crackberry