CSM Mine Rescue Team assists in rescue of teen from mine shaft
1st Annual Collegiate MERD Competition, February 2011
GOLDEN, Colo., Oct. 25, 2011 – The Colorado School of Mines Mine Rescue Team assisted in the rescue of a teenager trapped inside a mine shaft in Golden, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. The team was dispatched at the request of the Golden Fire Department and provided surface support to the rescue efforts.
“We’re honored to be able to help out in a real emergency situation,” said Clancy Harman, a mining engineering major and president of the Colorado School of Mines Mine Rescue Team. “We were happy to offer our expertise. Last night we worked in a supportive role. It worked out great. We learned a lot. Overall, it was a success.”
The Mine Rescue Team consists of 30 student members. They train twice each month and run drills in the Edgar Mine in Idaho Springs, also known as the Colorado School of Mines Experimental Mine.
In the United States, there are only five collegiate mine rescue teams. Colorado School of Mines has the first all-female mine rescue team.
David Tauchen, Public Relations Specialist / 303-273-3088 / DTauchen@mines.edu
Karen Gilbert, Director of Public Relations / 303-273-3541 / KGilbert@mines.edu