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    My buddy Kevin has horrible accident at lower spillway at fa

    Prayers and thoughts out to my dear friend and fishing buddy Kevin ďPossumĒ Campbell. He is at University Hospital in Louisville with a possible broken neck. He was fishing the lower spillway at the Falls and apparently took a super nasty fall . A fisherman seen him laying on the rocks and he was only able to move his fingers. . He called 911 and the Fire Dept came and got him . He told the fisherman that helped him he thinks he broke his neck. Hang in there Possum , I luv ya man

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    Update

    So I went to see Kevin on my lunch,they did surgery on his neck last night and they removed one disc and fused the others, he was moving his arms , but has no feeling on anything below his waist, he needs lots of prayers that is for sure. He has a tube in his throat and could t talk, but he knew I was there. If anyone knows his sister or brother phone number please let me knoy

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    Update

    UPDATE...went to see Kevin on Sunday. They removed the vent tube. He was in pretty good spirits considering . He did move his right leg and he was happy about that. He is very lucky he didnít drown . They kept raising the water level. He layer there from 9 am until 5 oíclock in the heat, it is amazing he didnít have a heat stroke,

    I donít understand why none of the Corps of Engineers employees didnít see him laying there for 8 hours. They blew the siren for the 4th time and were raising the level again , he said ďwell this is it I am going to drown, laying there completely paralyzed and the water was rising . Just about that time a fisherman , Shawn seen him and came up there and moved him out of the water and called 911. Shawn saved his life . I am going to call the Corps and tell them. They need to start looking out there .Itís ridiculous. They swept 2 fisherman off the shelf 2 years ago and one of them drowned . They need to start looking with binoculars before they make a drastic rise in the level

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    Man. Thatís a terrible predicament your buddy Possum was in hearing the sirens and not beeping able to move. I canít imagine what that would be like. Tell him I will say some prayers for him.

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    Very sad to hear about this....prayers going up that Kevin makes a complete recovery.

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    Prayers sent Jay, was he on the rock peninsula in-between the hydro's and the lower dam? And no they rarely look anymore when adjusting the water levels, don't know why. Chuck

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    Yes Chuck, that's where he was. My buddy Sean noticed when he first got there that Kevin's kayak that he used to get there was starting to float down stream. That's when Sean knew something was not good. He then beached his boat and got Kevin the help he needed. Ive fished with Kevin for years and glad he wasn't another statistic on the river that day. Thanks for being at the right place at the right time Sean. Prayers for Kev and hopes for a speedy and full recovery.

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    Thanks for Sean

    Thatís right Don , Sean saved his life . You me and Possum have had some awesome days out there striped fishing , I just pray that he will be able to do it again

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    Prayers to your friend!! I've been down there a few times through the years as I lived in Jeffersonville most of my life. What a dangerous area the Falls can be!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfw View Post
    Thatís right Don , Sean saved his life . You me and Possum have had some awesome days out there striped fishing , I just pray that he will be able to do it again
    These are pics of Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfw View Post
    These are pics of Kevin
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    I got the opportunity to meet and spend a few hours with Kevin. He has an amazing spirit and attitude that I donít know I would possess after such a horrible accident. We laughed a lot together and had thoughtful conversation, having just met. I hope to one day fish with him one day soon, I could learn so much from this man regarding our craft. Just want to send more positive thoughts his way, he deserves to be back on the water casting that spook.

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