TEEN WHO FELL INTO MINE SHAFT OK

The Denver Post - - NEWS -

Of­fi­cials in Golden say res­cuers have re­trieved a teenage boy who fell into an old mine shaft while climb­ing in the area.

Video from the scene showed res­cuers us­ing ropes and pul­leys to lift a stretcher hold­ing the boy out of the mine shaft on Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

Golden Fire De­part­ment spokes­woman Kar­lyn Til­ley said ear­lier that the 15-yearold is alert and talk­ing to res­cuers. She says he told the res­cuers that his leg is hurt but re­ported no other injuries. Til­ley said he may have fallen as far as 300 feet when his rope snapped while climb­ing.

Til­ley says the shaft doesn’t go straight down, mak­ing the res­cue dif­fi­cult.

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