BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office says a 19-year-old man purposely jumped into an abandoned mine. First responders rushed to the Switzerland Trail at around midnight on Sept. 25 after the man’s friends called 911.
Searchers found him 45 feet below the mine’s entrance. The man was not hurt.READ MORE: Jury Finds Rogel Aguilera-Mederos Guilty On 4 Counts Vehicular Homicide, Other Charges In 2019 Deadly I-70 Semi Crash
Sheriff’s deputies say the is a student at the University of Colorado Boulder.
“He’s very lucky he did not die,” Carrie Haverfeld, BCSO spokeswoman, told CBS4.READ MORE: Masks To Be Required In All Indoor Public Spaces In Larimer County Starting Next Wednesday
Firefighters from Sugarloaf Fire found the group off of Forest Service Road 211A. The man was hoisted up with a rope system. The rescue took about 3.5 hours, firefighters say.
Fourmile Fire, Sunshine Fire, the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office were among the agencies that responded.MORE NEWS: 'Crush The Crisis' Drug Take Back Coming Up Oct. 23
It’s not clear if the man will face any consequences.