Teen saved after falling into mine shaft meets rescuers

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The teenager who was saved after falling into a mine shaft in Jefferson County met his rescuers Tuesday.

Crews from West Metro Fire Rescue, Golden Fire Department and Alpine Rescue all worked to save the 15-year-old on December 7.

He fell about 100 feet into a shaft near West Colfax Avenue and I-70 when the rope he was using to descend snapped.

It took crews about four hours to bring him to safety.

He is recovering from leg and other injuries.