The Latest: 8 of 17 miners stuck in NY salt mine rescued

January 7, 2016 12:30 PM

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Eight of 17 miners stuck in an elevator at the deepest salt mine in the Western Hemisphere have been rescued.

Cargill Inc. spokesman Mark Klein says four miners were raised to the surface in a basket around 7 a.m. Thursday at the company's mine in the central New York town of Lansing. Four more were rescued around 7:30 a.m.

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