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Report: UK cheerleader miraculously survives 4-story fall

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Dylan Smith, a member of UK's 18-time national championship winning cheerleading squad, recently survived a four-story drop after falling through a door while demonstrating a tumbling maneuver at a studio where he teaches, according to a report by The Call, a newspaper in Woonsocket, R.I.

Smith, who will be a sophomore on this year's upcoming squad, suffered a fractured pelvis, a dislocated hip, a ruptured spleen and punctured lungs. At the time of the story, Smith was listed in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital, but UK cheerleading head coach Jomo Thompson told a UK media relations official Monday morning that Smith is "up and walking around" and is "doing a lot better."

According to the report, Smith told him his father that he instinctively did a back flip in midair, which enabled him to land on his feet. Smith's father believes his son's cheerleading reflexes were the reason for his survival.

"He's alive and it's basically a miracle," Hugh Smith told The Call. "He should be dead. It's a 44-foot drop."

Smith recently completed his freshman year as a pre-med student at UK.

"Dylan is a great kid with a very infectious personality," Thompson said in a statement. "Although I am not able to be there with him, we have talked and he continues to improve. I know the Big Blue nation will send their thoughts and prayers to him and his family as we all hope for a speedy recovery."

Our thoughts and prayers are with Smith as he recovers from his injuries. To read more about the fall and Smith's miraculous survival, click here.

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