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Tennessee father credits God for helping son scale ravine

 (AP Photo/ Athens Banner-Herald, David Manning)

(AP Photo/ Athens Banner-Herald, David Manning)

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) -- The father of a 19-year-old Tennessee man credits God for giving him the strength to climb up a 30-foot ravine with a broken shoulder and a broken leg after spending three days trapped near the wreckage of his pickup truck.

Tyler Campbell was spotted Tuesday by a truck driver who saw him lying beside Interstate 65 in Limestone County, just south of the Tennessee border.

Authorities had been looking for Campbell since he was reported missing over the weekend.

His father, Lee Campbell, tells The News-Courier that his son initially tried to get up the slope of the ravine and failed. Campbell said he laid down a while and rested before trying again. His father said in a telephone interview that "the Lord brought him up the slope."


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