More than 30 rescuers had to battle freezing temperatures, high winds and rough terrain to save an injured man who jumped into a mine shaft in the bottom of Meteor Crater on Thursday.
Coconino County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Gerry Blair said Parminder Singh, 28, told deputies that he intentionally jumped into the mine shaft in an attempt to “appease the gods.”
At about 4 p.m., an employee of the Meteor Crater park called the sheriff’s offfice to report a trespasser at the bottom of the crater, which is closed to public access. The employee watched through binoculars and saw the man jump feet first into the vertical mine shaft.
Access to the mine shaft was difficult, requiring a one-mile hike with a 600-foot drop in elevation to reach the bottom of the crater. Rescuers were forced to cut their way through a 7-foot fence topped with barbed wire to get to the opening of the shaft.
I have really only two pressing questions. What gods was he appeasing and how is that supposed to work?