Their faces covered in black soot, three adults safely rescued after several days in an inactive West Virginia coal mine were mobbed by loved ones in a teary reunion, then they thanked the crews that got them out.
The days-long rescue operation for three people in an underground coal mine in West Virginia has highlighted concerns about copper thefts in other abandoned shafts after a father of one of the women found alive said she entered in search of copper.
Three people who went missing last weekend were found alive Wednesday stuck in a coal mine in West Virginia — and officials were working to get them out, authorities said. The two women and one man were located inside Elk Run Coal’s Rock House Powellton mine, near Clear Creek, WV, on the fourth day of...
Rescuers on Wednesday found alive three people who had been lost in a West Virginia mine for four days after crawling in through a ventilation shaft, and brought them to the surface, a state spokeswoman said.
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