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FD: 17-year-old rescued after being stuck in mine shaft while riding ATV in New River

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Posted at 7:32 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 11:46:21-04

NEW RIVER, AZ — Daisy Mountain Fire officials rescued a 17-year-old boy after he fell into a mine shaft near Desert Hills Drive and New River Road.

MCSO officials say the call came in at around 6 p.m. after the teen was riding a quad and fell 50 feet into the shaft.

34 units responded and a full rescue team dropped into the mine shaft at 6:45 p.m. He was transported to Phoenix Children's Hospital for an evaluation, MSCO says.

It is unclear if he suffered any injuries, however, fire personnel say he was alert and speaking to the rescuers.

Watch live video from scene below: