A California truck driver rescued early Friday from the bottom of a mine shaft in northern Arizona's Meteor Crater reportedly jumped in to 'appease the gods,' authorities said.
Coconino County sheriff's officials said Parminder Singh told deputies after the eight-hour rescue in freezing temperatures that he intentionally jumped into the shaft, which is 100 feet deep and closed to the public.
The mine shaft was located at the floor of the crater, which is 4000 feet wide and and about 570 feet deep, and created about 50,000 years ago.
Singh, 28, of Union City, was reported to be in fair condition at Flagstaff Medical Center.
Blair said it was still unclear if Singh came all the way from California just to jump into the vertical mine shaft.
A hospital spokeswoman said Singh was not in any condition to speak to reporters and she would not disclose what injuries he suffered.
Sheriff's spokesman Gerry Blair said deputies believe Singh had 'a broken arm and a broken leg and some abrasions.'
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