Dog rescued from Arizona mine shaft

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. — An Arizona dog has been reunited with her family after plunging more than 100 feet down a mine shaft north of Bullhead City.

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One-year-old Shelby fell into the Katherine Mine on Saturday, prompting a rescue by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team, KNXV reported.

According to KSAZ-TV, a rescue team member was lowered down into the shaft via a technical rope system and managed to secure Shelby, who suffered only minor bumps and bruises in her fall, for transport.

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“It was truly amazing that Shelby survived that fall,” the sheriff’s department wrote in a Facebook post detailing the rescue.

MINE SHAFT RESCUE: NEAR KATHERINE MINE About 11:30am on Saturday (6/19) morning, the Mohave County Sheriff's Office...

Posted by Mohave County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue on Saturday, June 19, 2021


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