“I was not supposed to get up," Cribb told a WCNC reporter. "Right now, I’m not supposed to be talking to you guys." He has a collapsed lung and some fractured ribs from the fall and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days to recover.
Nicholas Martin of the Salisbury, North Carolina Fire Department called Cribb's survival "entirely miraculous."
"We would not anticipate the outcome from such a fall would be so positive," he said to WCNC.