Nevada Mine Dies - Three days after he plunged nearly 200 feet down a rural Nevada mine shaft, a 28-year-old man was declared dead Saturday.
Emergency workers, mine officials and relatives had kept vigil since the man fell Wednesday. Rescue efforts were abandoned Friday because of the mine's treacherous condition.
A camera lowered into the shaft showed the unidentified man, from Battle Mountain, Nev., was unconscious but still breathing. A priest gave him last rites Friday. He died Saturday afternoon, police said.
Nevada Mine Dies