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"Near Miss" Incident Information File


11 Year-Old Boy Falls Into Mine Shaft

An 11 year-old California boy is lucky to be alive after falling 40 feet down an abandoned mine shaft in the Mojave Desert. The youth was off-road riding with his father and a group of friends when his dirt bike plunged into the hole.