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Stay Out! Stay Alive!
Stay Out! Stay Alive!
Near Misses
Incidents that could have resulted in a fatality, but did not.


04/26/2008
A 23-year old Pennsylvania man survived a 500-foot fall into an abandoned strip mine. Police say the man was trespassing on the property when he slipped, and fell into the mine, which is about 700 feet deep, 3,000 feet long, and 1,500 feet wide.

Rescuers spent hours on a dangerous rescue effort to bring the man to safety.

The victim was admitted to a local hospital and is in serious condition. Local officials say he lucky to be alive.

The victim faces numerous charges, including defiant trespass, according to Delaney.