Teen Rescued From Nearly 50 Feet Deep New River Mine Shaft

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The 17-year-old boy was riding an all-terrain vehicle when he fell about 50 feet into the shaft around 6 p.m. [Photos via Daisy Mountain Twitter]

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.

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