15 of 17 Miners Stuck in NY Salt Mine Hoisted to Surface

January 7, 2016 1:37 PM

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Emergency crews rescued 15 of 17 miners who were stuck for hours in an elevator 900 feet underground at a central New York salt mine that's the deepest in the Western Hemisphere, officials said Thursday.

Mark Klein, a spokesman for Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Cargill Inc., said efforts to rescue the two remaining miners were continuing. Klein said they were not in danger, and added the rescue operation could be completed soon.

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