North Bend’s Torguson Park, 750 E North Bend Way, was the rescue scene last night for three men who fell into an abandoned mine shaft yesterday afternoon. The men were airlifted to Torguson Park where local police and fire were waiting to deliver the injured men to nearby hospitals.
The distress call came into King County Dispatch at 3:45PM yesterday, August 26th. The adult men fell into the abandoned mine about 2 miles past Goldmyer Hot Springs near North Bend. www.goldmyer.org/info.htm
The rescue was difficult. The trapped men had a Skype phone which made communication and pinpointing exact location tough. One of the men fell 30 feet and injured his shoulder which meant he could not be hoisted out.
None of the men sustained life-threatening injuries. No word yet on what caused the fall. The helicopter rescue wrapped up around 10PM last night.