man, 62, falls into mine shaft, breaks bones and kills 3 rattlesnakes before being rescued days later
A man was rescued alive after falling into a
100-foot-deep mine shaft in Arizona on Oct. 15.
John Waddell, 62, went 48 hours without
food or water while stuck in the shaft.
His friend Terry Shrader drove out to look for
Waddell after two days. He heard him yelling.
Shrader called authorities who
dispatched a 15-person rescue team.
Waddell, who broke both legs in the fall,
killed several rattlesnakes to stay alive.
He was airlifted to the hospital in Phoenix,
about 90 miles away from the Aguila mine.