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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.


November 27, 2010
Four Teens Trapped in Abandoned Mine Shaft


Four teenage boys who climbed into an abandoned mineshaft to explore caves were trapped for hours until dozens of rescue worked pulled them to safety. One of the teens was knocked unconscious after falling to the bottom of the 100 feet shaft. When his three friends climbed down to help him, they too became trapped.

It took more than 50 emergency rescue workers seven hours to bring all four of the boys to safety. The teens were taken to a local hospital and treated for hypothermia, and the fall victim for his head injury.