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Teen Rescued After Falling Into Abandoned Marin Bunker Shaft

MARIN COUNTY (KCBS)— A teenage boy who was exploring a hole near a bunker on Hawk Hill near Conzelman Road in the Marin Headlands was rescued Sunday after falling 35-feet down an abandoned ventilation shaft.

Firefighters had to saw through steel doors put in place by the park service several years ago to rescue the boy.

“It was amazing. It was a vertical shaft. There was nothing to break his fall,” said Southern Marin Fire District Capt. John McHugh.

The boy suffered a broken arm, cuts and bruises, but was rescued around 10:30 a.m. McHugh considered it a lucky break.

“It could have been a lot worse,” he said.

McHugh reminded people should stay away from out-of-bounds areas in the Marin Headlands.

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