Crash Victim Survives Six Days Without Food or Water

Richard Koester survived after a car driven by a friend crashed 30 feet down into a ravine.
3:00 | 12/02/13

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Now to the incredible story of survival. Man trapped in a car, deep in a ravine for six days, no food or water. Somehow managing to stay live and be rejited with his family. Clayton sandell has his amazing story. Reporter: This morning, richard custer is in a colorado vings hospital, battered and bruised. Finally able to talk about his ultimate test of survival. I thought I was in a dream. Reporter: The 36-year-old's speech still garbled from that fateful day in mid october when he was riding in a truck driven by his friend. It was his daughter's 13th di birthday. I called her. Reporter: Then the unthinkable. The trush crashes down a ravine. Moore was killed. Custer trapped. I remember telling myself i can't move, I can't get out of this truck. Reporter: For six frigid days and nights, no food, no water, and no one coming to help. Many details of how he survived, he says, he can't remember. I stuck my arm out the big hole in the back of the truck and was yelling for help. Reporter: With hope fading, miraculously a highway worker finally spots the truck six days after the crash. He was just in pieces. One leg was still left. It looked so bad. Reporter: Custer lost both legs. He knows he's lucky. I think god has a plan for me. I'm pretty sure that's why he lived. Reporter: His mother considers the day he was RESCUED, OCTOBER 17th, HIS NEW Birthday. For "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news, denver.

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