Sleepwalking camper falls 60ft from cliff

Roshina Jowaheer
Camper Sleepwalked Off 60 Foot Cliff
Camper Sleepwalked Off 60 Foot Cliff

A camper fell 60 feet off a cliff when he sleepwalked while on a camping trip in America's Red River Gorge.

Ryan Campbell, 27, was saved by a rhododendron bush after falling.

Speaking to ABC News, he said: "I was sure I was dead, or at least severely messed up. You don't think you're going to fall that far and walk away from it."

Campbell was camping with friends at the Kentucky beauty spot when he fell asleep in a hammock. His friends saw him get up in the early morning and sleepwalk off the cliff.

Luckily he escaped with no life-threatening injuries.

New York Daily News reports that Campbell was left with a head injury, a dislocated shoulder and a fractured leg.

Wolfe County rope technician John May told Fox Lexington: "He fell approximately 60 feet, landed in an area that was littered with large boulders.

"The campers who were with him found him at the bottom of a 60 foot cliff. The individual has a history of sleepwalking. So camping on a cliff ledge, that's probably what led to this incident."

May added: "It's just really a miracle because he fell 60 feet into boulders. If he had hit one of the boulders, certainly in my opinion it would have had a different outcome. So it's very fortunate he survived this. From what we've been told, he should make a full recovery. It's quite remarkable."

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