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Mike Walmer and Orlando Christian Prep took on Neumann-Goretti at the prestigious Spalding Hoophall Classic in January.

The Orlando Sentinel detailed Tuesday the story of Orlando Christian Prep (Fla.) three-sport athlete Mike Walmer, who survived a terrifying car accident last week en route to school.

According to the Sentinel, Walmer – who helped OCP go 22-8 and reach Florida's Class 2A state championship in February – lost control of his vehicle Friday morning in part due to wet conditions and slammed into a light pole.

And that's when the really scary part happened.

The Sentinel reports that the impact tossed him out of a window and 65 feet through the air.

"While I was in midair, I asked God to please help me before I hit the ground," Walmer told the Sentinel. "I was bracing myself for the fall. And I felt like God just grabbed me and laid me down to the ground as soft as he could."

Incredibly, Walmer didn't suffer a broken bone in Friday's accident but did break his nose during OCP's state playoff run two months ago.

Walmer was well enough Monday night to receive the school's male athlete of the year award, according to the Sentinel. He was a starter and role player for the Warrior basketball team, which features Division I recruits Adonys Henriquez (Miami commitment), Justice Montgomery (American) and Dmitri Thompson.

Under head coach Reggie Kohn, OCP has emerged as one of the top programs in Florida with state titles in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012.