CORINTH, Vt. (AP) — There was no immediate word on the condition of a man who was rescued after falling about 150 feet into an abandoned Vermont copper mine, officials said Monday.
Just before 10 p.m. on Saturday rescue crews were called to the Eureka Mine on Pike Hill in the town of Corinth after receiving a report that the man had fallen into a mine shaft.
By the time first responders arrived the man had been stuck for about two hours.
His name was not released, but he was said to be about 30 years old.
Rescue crews from Vermont and New Hampshire used a series of ropes and pulleys to lift him from the shaft. He was flown to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
On Monday a hospital spokeswoman said she could not provide a condition without a name.
“It was a very well coordinated effort, not by me, but by all of us coming together as a single entity and making this happen in a very professional and rapid fashion,” said Martin McMillan, chief of the fire department in Hanover, New Hampshire. “This particular situation went like clockwork. Just nice when everything comes together, and we make it happen.”
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