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Deranged man rescued after jumping into Meteor Crater mine shaft

  • The mine shaft can be seen at the center of the crater floor.

    The mine shaft can be seen at the center of the crater floor.

    From FlagScanner

    An employee of Meteor Crater, a popular tourist attraction in northern Arizona, saw twenty eight year-old Parminder Singh of Union City, California jump feet first into a 100 foot deep abandoned mine shaft at the bottom of the crater floor.



    The bottom of the crater floor is closed to visitor access, but that didn’t stop Singh, who climbed through barbed wire to access the mine shaft entrance; when the crater was first discovered, the mine shaft was dug to unearth the “meteor” that caused the massive 4,000 ft crater. The meteor completely vaporized when it impacted the Earth’s surface.

    Rescuers arrived on scene and battled heavy winds and freezing temperatures.

    Singh was able to relay on a rescue radio lowered down to him that he had dislocated and broke his right arm, broke one of his legs, and complained of severe pain to both of his legs. He reported frequent episodes of loss of consciousness.

    During an interview with Deputies, Mr. Singh said he intentionally jumped into the shaft in an attempt to “Appease the Gods.”


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