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A man in Arizona was rescued after being trapped inside a mine shaft


WASHINGTON (Circa) — Police in Maricopa County, Arizona rescued a man who fell into a shaft that is 100 feet deep.

ABC 15 in Arizona reports the man was spotted by a good Samaritan who called police.

"MCSO Search and Rescue is gearing up to extract an adult male who has fallen into a mine shaft 100 feet deep," Maricopa County Sheriff's Office's public information officer said in a tweet. "He was found today by a good samaritan but has been there since Monday. He is alert and talking, the mine shaft is in the area of Eagle Eye Road and Mile Post 13."

The man, who has been trapped since Monday, is reportedly alert and talking.

It is unknown if the man is injured at all or if he has had any food or water.

Police on the scene said, "MCSO search and rescue units are starting extraction of the victim that fell into the mine shaft. Airvac is waiting for transport."

They also lowered a medic into the mine shaft to provide medical support.

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