A Union City man was rescued Friday after jumping into a 100-foot mineshaft in Arizona, according to media reports.
SFGate reports that Singh, a long-haul trucker, parked at the Meteor Crater visitor center on Thursday and hiked down into the 600 feet deep crater, which is not open to the public.
A park employee alerted deputies at about 4 p.m. after seeing Singh scale a seven-foot fence with barbed wire that surrounds the mineshaft and jump in.
Rescuers — including 30 personnel from four agencies — had to hike down into the crater and cut through the fence before reaching the mineshaft entrance at 8:22 p.m. They then lowered food, water, clothing, a flashlight and a radio down to Singh.
A Flagstaff Fire Department rescue team member was later lowered into the mineshaft to treat Singh, who suffered a broken arm and leg and experience severe hypothermia, according to SFGate.
Singh was eventually lifted to safety and taken to a nearby hospital. He was in stable condition Friday, SFGate reports.
“[Singh] said that he was trying to appease the gods,” a Coconino County sheriff’s spokesman told reporters. “It seems like we may be dealing with a mental condition as well … all we know is what he told us.”
Singh may face criminal trespass charges but no decision was made Friday, according to SFGate.