On Saturday night, December 16th, the Beaver County Search and Rescue Team received an activation alert to rescue an individual who was trapped in an abandoned mine.

The team assembled and proceeded to the location on the East side of the Mineral Mountains.

The team deployed to the remote site via vehicle and then by foot for 45 minutes in darkness. After establishing a medical and support station at the base of the hill, emergency responders ascended to the mine and, after securing rigging, proceeded to descend to assist the trapped individual, who was located uninjured.

He was then successfully extricated from the mine.  The team performed a medical evaluation and released him on his own recognizance.

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