A newlywed man who fell into a dormant volcano during a honeymoon on a Caribbean island praised his wife for his & # 39; miraculous & # 39; rescue after she has carried him more than three miles to help.
Clayton (23) and Acaimie Chastain (25) walked on July 18 on the fourth day of their honeymoon on Mount Liamuiga on St. Kitts, when the frightening ordeal took place.
Clayton Chastain climbed into the crater for a better view of the greenery while he woman stayed behind.
& # 39; One moment I climb, the next moment the world goes round and I hear her calling to me & # 39 ;, he said IndyStar.
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Clayton (23) and Acaimie Chastain (25) walked when he fell and suffered a concussion. She had to bring him to safety in what he considered a & # 39; miracle & # 39; rescue calls. They are depicted in his hospital bed in St. Kitts after the accident
He said the rope he held while climbing probably broke and dropped him about 50 to 70 feet.
His wife heard vague requests for help, so she followed him to the crater.
& # 39; I screamed very, very loudly to make sure he was still responding, & # 39; she told the SunSentinel.
When she found him, he had his head in his hands and was bleeding and vomiting.
& # 39; He didn't know we were in St. Kitts. He didn't know we were on our honeymoon. He had no idea what was going on, & she said.
& # 39; I was completely panic because I knew we were all alone & # 39 ;, she said CTV news.
Without a signal on her phone, the 5-foot-2, 105-pound woman had to help her concussed husband to protect herself.
& # 39; I looked at him and said, "We have to climb out of here". So I let him hold the rope and told him exactly where to put his feet and I pushed his ass out of the crater. & # 39;
Clayton Chastain suffered a severe concussion, cracked vertebrae, a fracture in his skull and hearing loss in his right ear. He posted this photo on his Facebook page the day after the accident and said: & # 39; I'm feeling good now & # 39;
The couple were on a honeymoon when the ordeal took place. They were married on July 13 (photo) in Indiana
She supported him and lured him down the mountain for miles as he struggled to stay aware, stumbled and regularly stopped vomiting.
& # 39; He was still able to lean on me and make his descent, because if he hadn't done that, I would not be strong enough to physically carry a 165-pound man through that rugged terrain, & # 39; she told CTV News.
It took several hours to get far enough along the mountainside to get a mobile signal and call 911.
Paramedics arrived when the pair was almost descending.
Clayton Chastain suffered a severe concussion, cracked vertebrae, a fracture in his skull and hearing loss in his right ear.
The couple could not fly commercially because air was reported to have entered his brain tissue, but their family raised nearly $ 36,000 through a GoFundMe page to transport him on Wednesday through the air ambulance to the Broward Health Medical Center in Florida.
& # 39; It's amazing, to be honest, & # 39; he told the SunSentinel from his hospital bed.
& # 39; Not only did she let me descend the mountain when I couldn't even walk … I almost had to lean on her and she could go on and support me (and) that was nothing less than a miracle. & # 39;
The grateful man said in a Facebook post that his wife & # 39; is extremely strong and managed to help me back up the volcano crater and walk down the path & # 39;
The couple could not fly home commercially because air is reported to have entered his brain tissue, but their family raised money to take them to an American hospital by air ambulance
In a Facebook post he said: & # 39; It is really amazing thanks to God's help that my injuries were not worse, I feel good now. & # 39;
& # 39; My wife Acaimie is extremely strong and managed to help me back out of the volcano crater and up the path until it (sic) received a signal that was about 2 miles as I collapsed and blood broke all the way (which apparently it just came through wounds in my mouth and nose). & # 39;
He was expected to spend more time in the hospital before returning home to Indianapolis because he needed a drain of his skull because cerebral spinal fluid leaked into his nose and throat, according to CTV.
Doctors gave him a good prognosis.
& # 39; It was just a miracle that he was no worse hurt than he, & # 39; his wife told IndyStar. & # 39; I thought it was incredible that he had no broken bones. & # 39;
& # 39; We are just overwhelmed, & # 39; she added.
& # 39; It is never something that you think will ever happen to you. You read stories about crazy situations that happen to people and you say: "That would never happen to me". Now it is like that. It is crazy to be the recipient of so much love and support. & # 39;
The local point of sale reported that her husband graduated from Purdue University just a few weeks ago with a Masters degree in pig nutrition and is ready to start a job at United Animal Health in Frankfort, Indiana.
The couple married on July 13 in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
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