We never give up hope....
Two days after the worst U.S. mining disaster in a generation, rescue crews were called to the Upper Big Branch coal mine late Wednesday to perhaps within hours start a search on the slim chance that someone survived the explosion that killed 25.
Crews drilled holes deep into the ground to release the gases. By evening, a federal safety official said the levels of lethal carbon monoxide and highly explosive hydrogen and methane measured at the top of the holes were steadily dropping. Officials planned to test levels at the bottom of the holes to determine if six teams of five rescuers each could safely enter and look for the four missing.
The hope: that survivors made it to one of the shaft's rescue chambers, which are stocked with food, water and enough oxygen to last four days. As of late Wednesday, there had been no signs of life deep underground. Link
After the miracle man McCloy at Sago...Anything is possible. I pray the miners are found alive and for the safety of the rescue teams.
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