WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) -- The parents of a hunter who fell from his tree stand say he was too injured to move for four days before he was rescued.
WSMV-TV reports Mike Campbell went hunting last Saturday near Waverly, about 55 miles west of Nashville, when he fell to the ground, breaking his back and several bones in his leg and foot.
Campbell had left his cell phone in his truck and was unable to move to reach help. Uncertain he would be found before he died, his parents say he pulled out his wallet and placed it on his chest so that he could be identified.
Campbell was rescued when a friend who lives nearby noticed that his truck had been parked in the same spot for several days. Jimmy Long went into the woods and found Campbell.
Campbell's father says his son's rescue gives his family and friends a different perspective on the Thanksgiving holiday.
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