All 17 miners stuck in NY salt mine hoisted to surface

January 7, 2016 2:10 PM

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LANSING, N.Y. (AP) — Seventeen miners stuck 900 feet underground at the deepest salt mine in the Western Hemisphere were rescued Thursday morning, ending an ordeal that officials said began about 10 hours earlier when an elevator got stuck on its way to the mine's floor.

Mark Klein, a spokesman for Cargill Inc., said the last two miners were hoisted to the surface at the central New York mine around 8:30 a.m.

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