- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on body of one of two missing workers pulled from Mississippi gravel pit (all times local):

8:30 a.m.

State officials say the body of one of two men missing in a landslide at a gravel pit in southern Mississippi was found early Thursday morning.

Ray Coleman, a spokesman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, said rescuers found the body about 1:30 a.m. inside a piece of equipment.

Amy Louviere, a spokeswoman for the Mine Safety and Health Administration, tells The Associated Press in an email the body was removed from the crushed equipment just before 7 a.m.

Officials are not releasing the name of the employee who was found at this time.

The men were operating heavy equipment for Green Brothers at a pit in Crystal Springs when they were buried in 10 feet to 12 feet of mud, slush and sluice about 11:30 a.m. on June 3.

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5:48 a.m.

The body of one of two men missing in a landslide at a gravel pit in southern Mississippi was found early Thursday morning, state officials said.

Ray Coleman, a spokesman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, said rescuers found the body about 1:30 a.m. inside a piece of equipment.

Officials are not releasing the name of the employee who was found at this time.

Colman said in a news release rescue crews are continuing their efforts to find the second employee at the site.

Officials with the Mine Safety and Health Administration say the two men were operating heavy equipment for Green Brothers at a pit in Crystal Springs on Friday when they were buried in 10 feet to 12 feet of mud, slush and sluice.

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