Man sleepwalks over the edge of a cliff
September 16, 2014 | 11 comments
Sleepwalking can prove fatal on rare occasions. Image Credit: CC BY 3.0 Herzi Pinki
An undiagnosed sleepwalker narrowly cheated death when he waltzed over the edge of a 60ft drop.
27-year-old Ryan Campbell had been enjoying a camping trip with his friends in Kentucky when an unfortunate and unexpected incident almost cost him his life.
He had been sleeping peacefully in his hammock when, during the early hours of the morning, he suddenly got up and walked right off the edge of a 60ft cliff a short distance from the camp site.
He was saved only by a rhododendron bush that broke his fall.
Campbell had never been diagnosed with sleepwalking and had no idea that he was prone to it. Many people who do sleepwalk only tend to find out about it when they are told by a family member or when they discover broken items or other clues around the house.
"I don't care how rare it is that I sleepwalk; I'm not sleeping by cliffs anymore," he said.
Source: Live Science
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