Missing Ala. teen found alive after he was stuck in ravine for 3 days

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Tyler Campbell, the 19-year-old who was reported missing in Alabama over the weekend, has been found alive. 

Campbell had been reported missing late Saturday night after not returning home following a church function. He was found around 2 p.m. Tuesday off Interstate 65 North, just south of the Tennessee line. 

Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder, and Ardmore firefighters said Campbell ran off the road in his truck and went down a ravine.  He apparently fell asleep at the wheel.

He suffered a broken leg and an injured shoulder in the accident. On Tuesday, Campbell was able to climb out of the ravine, crawl under a guard rail and flag down a passing driver. That driver immediately called 911.

Campbell asked for water and borrowed a phone from Ardmore firefighters so he could call his parents to let them know he was alive.

Campbell had apparently tried to climb up the ravine once before in the last few days, but slid back down.  He also said he heard the sirens rushing to the scene of an 18-wheeler wreck nearby early Monday morning.  It was close to where he was, and Campbell said he called for help as loudly as he could, but no one heard him.

Tuesday afternoon, paramedics took Campbell to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.

Approximately 200 people had been searching for Campbell since he went missing late Saturday night.

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