Missing teen climbs from ravine 3 days after wreck - WKRN News 2

Missing teen climbs from ravine 3 days after wreck

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Tyler Campbell is recovering at a hospital in Huntsville. Tyler Campbell is recovering at a hospital in Huntsville.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -

A missing 19-year-old from Lincoln County was found alive, three days after crashing his truck alongside Interstate 65 near the Alabama-Tennessee state line.

Tyler Campbell was discovered around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday by a passerby after he climbed from his wrecked truck and up a 30-foot ravine.

Campbell was reported missing Saturday night after he failed to return home following a weekend church event in Giles County.

Authorities said the teen's 1997 Dodge truck left the interstate for reasons unknown and crashed down the ravine.

After he was found, on Facebook, Campbell's mother Liz wrote, "Praise God, Tyler is alive!"

Liz Campbell told Nashville's News 2 he son tried several times to climb the 30 foot ravine but didn't make it to the top until Tuesday when he managed to crawl underneath a guardrail and wave down a truck driver.

According to reports, on Monday, Tyler heard sirens responding to a crash nearby. He apparently yelled for help but no one heard him.

Campbell was transported to a hospital in Huntsville for treatment for a broken leg and shoulder.

Liz Campbell said her son will undergo surgery on his leg Wednesday afternoon.

She said she's not sure when he will be discharged but his only injuries are miraculously a broken leg and broken shoulder.

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