TUCSON - A spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol says agents have rescued a man who fell into an abandoned mine shaft in southern Arizona.
Agency spokesman Rob Daniels says agents were patrolling south of Sierra Vista on Monday when they apprehended a group of 14 illegal immigrants.
The migrants told agents one of their group had fallen down a mine shaft. Daniels says agents and a local search and rescue crew found the mine and pulled the man to safety.
The man suffered injuries to his legs, neck and back but they weren't considered life-threatening.