NEW RIVER – On Friday evening, a teenager was rescued from a nearly 50 feet deep abandoned mine shaft in New River in the area of Desert Hills and New River Road.
Glendale, Daisy Mountain, Phoenix & Peoria Fire Departments rescued the 17-year-old after he fell into the shaft while out riding on a quad. When crews arrived at the scene, they saw the four-wheeler flipped over and on top of the teen in the mine shaft.
The teen was airlifted by a helicopter to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Glendale, Daisy Mountain, Phoenix & Peoria Fire Departments rescued a teenage boy from a mine shaft after he fell somewhere between 35-50 on his quad. He was transported by helicopter. Please be safe while you are out riding this weekend and be sure everyone is wearing a helmet. pic.twitter.com/RjA53uVDJ5
— Glendale Fire Dept. (@GlendaleFire) May 23, 2020