Miners left notes
UPDATED Miner Jim Bennett Leaves Account of being trapped.
The trapped miners left notes to their families.
"The notes said they weren't suffering, they were just going to sleep," said Peggy Cohen, who had been called to a makeshift morgue at a school to identify the body of her father, 59-year-old mining machine operator Fred Ware Jr."
Cohen said her father had the peaceful look of someone who died from carbon monoxide, and the only mark on his body was a bruise on his chest. "It comforts me to know he didn't suffer and he wasn't bruised or crushed. I didn't need a note. I think I needed to visualize and see him."
The trapped miners knew rescue would be slow coming. The notes may or may not be released to the public by families. I think if it was me, I would keep it close to my heart. I hope the notes provide comfort to the loved ones of these brave men.
The one survivor is Randal McCloy Jr., 26, was struggling with the effects of the oxygen deprivation to his vital organs, including his brain, Dr. Lawrence Roberts said on ABC's "Good Morning America." Only time will tell how much he recovers, he said. LINK