A man from Arizona who was searching for gold fell down into a 100-foot-deep mine in a remote desert area, according to a report.
John Waddell, 60, was rescued from the shaft, two days after his carabiner clip broke, sending him into the bottom of the mine.
His close friend, Terry Shrader, said Mr. Waddell called him a day before his gold search that he will go to a remote desert area near Aguila to search for the precious metals.
Mr. Waddell told his friend to search for him if he is not back after two days. Mr. Shrader went to the area and luckily heard the voice of his immediately.
Meanwhile, authorities said the man owned the property and worked hard for 20 years to search for gold.
“Just as I pulled up in the truck, I could hear him hollering,” he said. His rescue took five hours before they rescued him from the shaft.
Mr. Shrader also shared that his friend killed three rattlesnakes to keep them from biting him as he waited for someone to find him.
Immediately after his rescue, he was flown to Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix.
In a tweet, Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez of Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said the man’s injuries were not life-threatening and expecting his fast recovery.