Man jumps into Meteor Crater to 'appease gods' - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Man jumps into Meteor Crater to 'appease gods'

Posted: Updated:
Meteor Crater Meteor Crater

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Police say it "remains to be seen" whether a California man will face trespassing or other charges after jumping into a mine shaft in northern Arizona's Meteor Crater in what was reportedly an attempt to "appease the gods."
 
Coconino County Sheriff's officials said Parminder Singh told deputies after Thursday's eight-hour rescue in freezing temperatures that he intentionally jumped into the shaft, which is 100 feet deep and closed to the public.
 
Sheriff's spokesman Gerry Blair says deputies believe Singh had "a broken arm and a broken leg and some abrasions." The 28-year-old Union City man is reported to be in fair condition.
 
Blair says Singh didn't elaborate on his comment that he took the leap to "appease the gods."
 
He said it's also unclear if Singh came all the way from California just to jump into the mine shaft.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices