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Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 10:59 am | Updated: 8:58 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

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.

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