An 19-year-old boy has told how he survived Anders Breivik’s wave of killings by clinging to the edge of a cliff.

Marius Hoft balanced on the bluff edge off Norway’s Utoya Island as Breivik carried out his rampage. He had been on the island attending a Labour party youth camp when the tragedy unfolded and was forced to jump over dead bodies as he rushed towards the cliff.

As Breivik roamed the island above him, Hoft witnessed his best friend Andreas fall to his death from the same ledge, Sky News reported.

He told a Norwegian court on Monday: “I started crying but decided to wait with the tears until I was in safety. I decided to stay alive.”

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Anders Breivik, pictured smiling in court, denies he is criminally responsible for the killings

Today Frida Holm Skoglund told Oslo district court she had been shot in the thigh by Breivik, and that she had pulled the bullet out herself.

She survived after diving into the icy waters surrounding the island and swimming away from Breivik, the Herald Sun reported.

Breivik is being tried for the bomb and shooting attacks that killed 77 people on July 22.

Last week a man whose brother was killed in the massacre hurled a shoe at Breivik and urged him to “go to hell”.

Breivik has admitted killing eight people in a bomb attack on Oslo, and shooting dead 69 others including many children at a political youth camp on Utoya island, on 22 July 2011.

The 33-year-old denies his is criminally responsible for the killings, and said the political camp was a fair target because of the country's Labour Party's multicultural policies.

It is thought that the trial is centred on whether he will be legally declared insane, as it will determine if he is sent to prison for a maximum of 21 years or a psychiatric institution.

The court has been hearing from survivors of the attacks on Utoya, with many members of the public and victims' families left in tears by the testimony.

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  • 18-year-old Marius Hoft, who was one of the last people to be rescued from Utoeya island (Niclas Hammarstrom/Rex Features)

  • 18-year-old Marius Hoft, who was one of the last people to be rescued from Utoeya island (Niclas Hammarstrom/Rex Features)

  • 18-year-old Marius Hoft, who was one of the last people to be rescued from Utoeya island (Niclas Hammarstrom/Rex Features)

  • 18-year-old Marius Hoft, who was one of the last people to be rescued from Utoeya island (Niclas Hammarstrom/Rex Features)

  • 18-year-old Marius Hoft, who was one of the last people to be rescued from Utoeya island (Niclas Hammarstrom/Rex Features)

  • 18-year-old Marius Hoft, who was one of the last people to be rescued from Utoeya island (Niclas Hammarstrom/Rex Features)

  • 18-year-old Marius Hoft, who was one of the last people to be rescued from Utoeya island (Niclas Hammarstrom/Rex Features)

  • Terror and murder charged Anders Behring

    Terror and murder charged Anders Behring Breivik smiles in court in Oslo on May 11, 2012. Breivik has been charged with committing terrorist acts on July 22 when he killed a total of 77 people by first bombing a government building in Oslo before going on his shooting rampage on Utoeya, where the ruling Labour Party's youth wing was hosting a summer camp. AFP PHOTO: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix / POOL (Photo credit should read HEIKO JUNGE/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Terror and murder charged Anders Behring

    Terror and murder charged Anders Behring Breivik sits near a police officer holding a pair of handcuffs in court in Oslo on May 11, 2012. Breivik has been charged with committing terrorist acts on July 22 when he killed a total of 77 people by first bombing a government building in Oslo before going on his shooting rampage on Utoeya, where the ruling Labour Party's youth wing was hosting a summer camp. AFP PHOTO: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix / POOL (Photo credit should read HEIKO JUNGE/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Public prosecutor Svein Holden (L) liste

    Public prosecutor Svein Holden (L) listens to terror- and murder charged Anders Behring Breivik`s defence lawyer Geir Lippestad in court in Oslo on May 11, 2012. Breivik has been charged with committing terrorist acts on July 22 when he killed a total of 77 people by first bombing a government building in Oslo before going on his shooting rampage on Utoeya, where the ruling Labour Party's youth wing was hosting a summer camp. AFP PHOTO: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix / POOL Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix / POOL (Photo credit should read HEIKO JUNGE/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Terror and murder charged Anders Behring

    Terror and murder charged Anders Behring Breivik sits in court in Oslo on May 11, 2012. Breivik has been charged with committing terrorist acts on July 22 when he killed a total of 77 people by first bombing a government building in Oslo before going on his shooting rampage on Utoeya, where the ruling Labour Party's youth wing was hosting a summer camp. AFP PHOTO: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix / POOL (Photo credit should read HEIKO JUNGE/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Brei

    Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik looks at spectators during his trial in Oslo on May 10, 2012. Breivik shouted with joy as he fired off round after round on Utoeya island, a survivor of the massacre in Norway last July that left 69 people dead told an Oslo court on May 9. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Heiko Junge (Photo credit should read HEIKO JUNGE/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Public prosecutor Inga Bejer Engh (L) ta

    Public prosecutor Inga Bejer Engh (L) talks to defence lawyers representing mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, Geir Lippestad (C) and Vibeke Hein Baera in court in Oslo on May 10, 2012. Anders Behring Breivik shouted with joy as he fired off round after round at youngsters on Utoeya, a survivor of his massacre of 69 people on the Norwegian island last July told an Oslo court . AFP PHOTO/SCANPIX/Krister Sorbo (Photo credit should read KRISTER SORBO/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik (R) s

    Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik (R) stands beside a police woman in court in Oslo on May 10, 2012. Anders Behring Breivik shouted with joy as he fired off round after round at youngsters on Utoeya, a survivor of his massacre of 69 people on the Norwegian island last July told an Oslo court . AFP PHOTO/SCANPIX/Krister Sorbo (Photo credit should read KRISTER SORBO/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Brei

    Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik arrives for his trial in room 250 of Oslo's central court on May 9, 2012. Since opening on April 16, the trial has so far focused largely on testimony from the 33-year-old right-wing extremist and the survivors of the bombing of the government offices on July 22, 2011, that killed eight people and injured nine seriously. After the bombing, Breivik made his way to the nearby island of Utoeya where he killed 69 people attending a Labor Party youth camp. AFP PHOTO / POOL / KRISTER SORBO (Photo credit should read KRISTER SORBO/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Brei

    Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik (C) arrives for his trial in room 250 of Oslo's central court on May 9, 2012. Since opening on April 16, the trial has so far focused largely on testimony from the 33-year-old right-wing extremist and the survivors of the bombing of the government offices on July 22, 2011, that killed eight people and injured nine seriously. After the bombing, Breivik made his way to the nearby island of Utoeya where he killed 69 people attending a Labor Party youth camp. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SANNUM LAUTEN (Photo credit should read DANIEL SANNUM-LAUTEN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Brei

    Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik (R) sits next to his lawyer Geir Lippestad in room 250 of Oslo's central court on May 9, 2012. Since opening on April 16, the trial has so far focused largely on testimony from the 33-year-old right-wing extremist and the survivors of the bombing of the government offices on July 22, 2011, that killed eight people and injured nine seriously. After the bombing, Breivik made his way to the nearby island of Utoeya where he killed 69 people attending a Labor Party youth camp. AFP PHOTO / POOL / KRISTER SORBO (Photo credit should read KRISTER SORBO/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Brei

    Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik (R) sits next to his lawyer Geir Lippestad in room 250 of Oslo's central court on May 9, 2012. Since opening on April 16, the trial has so far focused largely on testimony from the 33-year-old right-wing extremist and the survivors of the bombing of the government offices on July 22, 2011, that killed eight people and injured nine seriously. After the bombing, Breivik made his way to the nearby island of Utoeya where he killed 69 people attending a Labor Party youth camp. AFP PHOTO / POOL / KRISTER SORBO (Photo credit should read KRISTER SORBO/AFP/GettyImages)