Harrowing Honeymoon for Indy Couple in St. Kitts
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>>INDIANAPOLIS NEWY WEDS ARE BACK HOME AND SINCE THE FIRST TIME THEY HAVE GOTTEN BACK, THEY’RE SPEAKING OUT AND SHARING DETAILS OF WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM.>>THE GROOM ALMOST DIDN’T MAKE IT BACK FROM THE CARIBBEAN ISLAND OF ST. KITT’S AFTER FALLING INTO A VOLCANO CRATER WHILE HIKING.>>Reporter: JUST LOOKING AT HIM.>>IT’S BEEN A PRETTY QUICK RECOVERY I GUESS FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS.>>Reporter: YOU WOULDN’T KNOW CLAY CHASTAIN ALMOST DIDN’T MAKE IT HOME FROM HIS HONEYMOON. AN ACCIDENT TESTED HIS VOWS WITH BRIDE ACAIMIE AND EASILY COULD HAVE ENDED HIS LIFE. HE CALLS SURVIVAL A MIRACLE.>>Interview: THE TWO THINGS THAT GOT ME BACK TO SAFETY WERE — WELL OBVIOUSLY GOD HELPING US ALONG THE WAY AND MY WIFE.>>Reporter: IT WAS HERE IN ST. KITT’S ON TOP A VOLCANO, IT’S A TOUGH HIKE FOR EXPERIENCED ADVENTURERS, WHEN THEY REACHED THE TOP, CLAY DISCOVERED A ROPE TRAIL INTO THE VOLCANO.>>I WALKED DOWN HOLDING ON TO THE ROPE AND NEXT THING I KNEW, I WAS SITTING ON THE GROUND AND VOMITING FROM THE CONCUSSION THAT I HAD.>>Reporter: THE ROPE BROKE. AND CLAY TUMBLED 50-70 FEET.>>Interview: I HEARD A FAINT CALL FOR HELP.>>Reporter: THE NEWLYWEDS WERE ALONE ON THE MOUNTAIN, NO CELL SURFACE AND WITH HER HUSBAND BLEEDING AND BADLY INJURED HAD TO GO IN AND SAVE HIM.>>Interview: I CLIMBED BENEATH HIM TO KIND OF PUSH HIM UP.>>Reporter: THEN HE HAD A TWO MILE TREK DOWN THE SIDE OF THE VOLCANO.>>Interview: I LOST TRACK OF TIME, I THOUGHT IT WAS TAKING FOREVER, BUT I KNEW EVENTUALLY WE WOULD GET BACK.>>Reporter: AS CLAY’S CONDITION GOT WORSE, FAITH HELPED THEM OVER THE THREE HOURS.>>Interview: I COULD TELL HE WAS GETTING PALER AND WEAKER AND HIS SKIN WAS GETTING COLD. I KEPT PRAYING THE WHOLE TIME AND ENCOURAGING CLAY AND SAYING HE WAS DOING A GOOD JOB AND I WAS PROUD OF HIM.>>Reporter: 20 METERS FROM THE BASE OF THE VOLCANO THEY GOT A CELL SIGNAL AND CALLED 911.>>Interview: FINALLY THE SCREAMS FOR HELP I HAD BEEN SCREAMING WERE ANSWERED BY SOMEBODY AND OH MY GOODNESS, WE HAVE HELP.>>Reporter: AND THEY HAD HELP FROM HOOSIERS, AT THE HOSPITAL IN ST. KITT’S HE WAS STUCK WITH A CONCUSSION AND NEEDED A MEDICAL TRANSPORT PLANE NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE, TWO DAYS AFTER OUR STORY WITH FAMILY IN INDIANA, HE GOT IT.>>Interview: IT WAS INCREDIBLE THAT THAT MANY PEOPLE REACHED OUT THAT FAST. GOD PROVIDED A LOT OF LOVING FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND WE CAN’T THANK THEM ENOUGH TO HELP US.>>Reporter: CLAY’S BALANCE IS OFF, HE CAN’T DRIVE YET, HAS PERMANENT HEARING LOSS IN HIS RIGHT EAR AND DOCTORS IN ST. KITT’S DIDN’T NOTICE THE SPINAL FLUID LEAK THAT HAD TO BE FIXED IN THE STATE. BUT WHAT THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH TOGETHER IS MORE THAN MOST IN A LIFETIME.

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