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Police Drone Sparks Dramatic Rescue Of Woman Trapped Down Mine Shaft

‘Lucky to be alive’

Police Drone Sparks Dramatic Rescue Of Woman Trapped Down Mine Shaft Image: NSW Police/Facebook

Police say a rescued woman is lucky to be alive after she became stuck down an eight-metre deep mine shaft in NSW.

The accident happened in Lightning Ridge in the north-west of NSW.

The 26-year-old woman had disappeared on a late night walk on Friday, with a search underway when she didn't return.

Police managed to locate the woman using a police drone yesterday morning after several days of looking for her.

She was brought to the surface with the assistance of an officer using a pulley and harness, and provided water before being taken to Lightning Ridge Hospital in a stable condition.

Temperatures in the area are understood to have exceeded 40C.

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