West Metro Fire rescues teen who fell 100 feet down mine shaft

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — West Metro Fire Rescue pulled a 13-year-old boy who fell more than 100 feet down a mine shaft to safety in the Roxborough Park area  on Saturday night.

The incident happened about 8:30 p.m.

At about 9:15 p.m., the teen had been reached and the crew was working to pull him to safety.

Just before 9:30 p.m., the teen was out of the mine shaft and flown to the hospital by Air Life.

The severity of the teen’s injuries is unclear, though the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said the victim was conscious and breathing when he was rescued.

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