Searcy Man Recovering After Fall From Sugarloaf Mountain

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. -- A 20 -year -old Searcy man is recovering in the hospital - after his family says he survived a nearly 80 feet fall. It happened Sunday at Sugarloaf Mountain in Heber Springs.

"It was terrifying the look he had on his face," says Shyland Roberson. She remembers an image that will stick in her mind forever. "The twig didn't support his weight,it snapped and he starting sliding down, this dirt slope," says Roberson.

She had no idea a hiking trip to the mountain -would end with her brother falling more than 80 feet - onto a bed of rocks below."The first person that went to go look for him was my husbands brother, he didn't try to speak to him at first because he didn't know if he was alive or dead," says Roberson.

Shyland says they immediately called for help - waiting for any answers on Trevor's condition. "Just devastated knowing that he was somewhere that we were not," says Shivonne McCarroll, Trevor's mom.

Heber Springs police, and EMT's helped airlift Trevor to the hospital - where he underwent several surgeries for a broken pelvis, ribs and ankle. "Anybody who has heard anything about this, says he should have been carried out a body bag," says Nathan McCarroll, Trevor's dad.

"Its going to be a long road to recovery ahead," says Shivonne.

While the family says they're sure Trevor will be back to normal soon. "He's very lively and bouncy and he likes to bounce all over the place when he sings," says Shivonne.

They say this isn't his first hospital stay. "I've seen God pull Trevor out of this before and I believe he's going to do it again," says Roberson.

And they're grateful he'll be back to doing what he loves - the most.

The family has started a GoFundMe page to help with medical costs.

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