Fisherman looking for lifesaving strangers By JILL MCNEAL 6 News Anchor/Reporter LENOIR CITY (WATE) -- A Lenoir City man is searching for the strangers who saved his life. On Sunday morning, June 7, Jim Spencer was fishing at the Fort Loudon Dam when he fell 15 feet down a rocky cliff. "I packed up my rod and my tackle box and everything and started up the ridge and that's the last thing I remember," Spencer says. He woke up in the hospital 18 hours later. "The right leg is broken. I've got four metal bars that go all the way through the bone. The left leg, the foot is broken underneath. My wrist was broken. One eye, all the way around the skull's cracked underneath it and C2 in my neck is broken," Spencer says. He's recovering remarkably well physically, but says he still has nightmares about the fall that he can't remember. "I really want to know exactly what happened as much as I can to maybe help myself get better," Spencer says. First responders told him three other fishermen in the area witnessed the accident and helped save his life. "There was an Asian guy who was fishing right beside me and they said he sat there till the paramedics showed up, and there were two men in a boat who evidently called 911," he says. Spencer hopes finding them will give him some closure. "I don't know if I slipped, or, I have bad knees, I don't know if my knees went out." "I'd love to thank them. If I'd fallen down there and nobody had seen me, I could have bled to death. I wouldn't be here. In my mind, they're heroes," he says. Spencer has to stay off both feet for three-and-a-half more months, and then his doctors tell him he'll have to learn to walk all over again. If you have any information about what happened to Jim Spencer the day he fell, please call him at (865)-986-9368.