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Teenager rescued after falling in Jefferson County mine shaft

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - A teenager has been rescued and is safe after falling into an old mine shaft Thursday morning in Golden.

The teen fell into the shaft around 10:30 a.m. and multiple emergency crews were sent to the scene. Crews set up ropes and rappelled into the shaft to retrieve the teenager.

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West Metro Fire said loose rock and debris made the rescue complicated, but the teenager was brought out of the shaft around 2 p.m.

The teen, who hasn't been identified, was conscious and talking with rescuers at the scene, but the extent of his injuries wasn't made available.


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