3 trapped in West Virginia mine are found alive
After being trapped inside an abandoned mine in West Virginia for days, three people were found alive and in good condition yesterday.
News sources say Kayla Williams, 25, Erica Treadway, 31, and Cody Beverly, 21 – who had entered the Elk Run Coal’s Rock House Powellton mine near Clear Creek illegally – were located on day four of a search coordinated by the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training.
The three, along with 43-year-old Eddie Williams, had been reported missing on Saturday. Williams was able to exit the mine Tuesday and provide authorities with information about the whereabouts of the others.
Rescue efforts included pumping fresh air into the mine and removing standing water near an exit.