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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Massive Effort Underway To Rescue Trapped Miners

Crews are working frantically to rescue six people trapped in a coal mine near Huntington, a tiny community south of Price (about 146 miles southeast of Salt Lake City).

If the miners were not killed by falling debris or resulting dust, there is a good chance they will be found alive because fresh air naturally ventilates the mine, and emergency water supplies are stocked in shafts.

Huntington is bustling with activity, as rescue workers rotate in and out, heavy equipment is delivered, reporters file stories and families come together for support.

Community leaders have requested prayers on behalf of the trapped miners.

KSL TV news posts information as it becomes available. Here are excerpts from the latest report:

If all goes well, it will still take three days to reach the chamber where the miners are believed to be, he said. Even then, rescuers will have only a 2-inch hole into the chamber through which to communicate with the miners and provide them food or air, he said.

"They're digging as much as they can, even with their hands," said Julie Jones, a city councilwoman whose son, Elam, works at the mine.

1 Comments:

  • At 2:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    GOD BLESS AND EVERYONE PRAYS FOR THE TRAPPED MINERS AND RESCUERS AND THE FAMILIES!!!!

     

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