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Arizona teen is rescued from mine shaft


PHOENIX, (KYMA, KECY) - In Arizona, a 17-year-old boy was rescued after he became trapped in a Maricopa County mine shaft Friday afternoon.

Maricopa county officials report the 17-year-old teen fell off of an all-terrain vehicle, getting himself stuck in New River.

He fell nearly 50 feet into a mine shaft, and first responders worked well-into the night to conduct a rescue mission.

Helicopter footage shows as multiple departments responded to the scene where the teen fell, saying the rescue attempt took a couple hours to free him from the mine shaft.

Authorities say the extent of the teen's injuries is unclear, however they say he was alert and talking upon his rescue.

The teen was transported to Phoenix children's hospital for treatment, reports KPNX.

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