Saturday, 12 January 2013

Man rescued from mine shaft in Meteor Crater

Man rescued from mine shaft in Meteor Crater: He paid his $16 admission fee at the visitors center, then walked among the tourists at Meteor Crater who were gawking at the mile-wide impression in the earth created by a falling asteroid about 50,000 years ago. The 28-year-old would later tell his rescuers he felt compelled to venture deeper into the crater, toward its center.
Parminder Singh leaped over a fence at an observation deck, according to the Coconino County Sheriff's Office, and then came to a tall fence topped with barbed wire that rings an old mine shaft dug in the center of the crater nearly 100 years ago.

Singh climbed the fence and jumped feet-first into the mine.

He did so, he told deputies as he was carried out of the crater nearly 12 hours later, because he wanted to "appease the gods."

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