CCTV footage in Turkey captured images of a young man, distracted by his phone, falling into a storage hole and being saved by a pile of boxes.

The footage, which was captured on Monday, showed him walking inside a mall in central Istanbul with his mobile, while another worker dropped packages into the storage hole.

The young man, who was texting while he walked along the corridor, slipped down the hole as the worker who left the lid open panicked.

CCTV footage from the storage showed the boy miraculously falling onto the boxes and being saved without a scratch.