- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

KEYSTONE, W.Va. (AP) - Rescue workers are searching for a man inside an abandoned coal mine in southern West Virginia where three other men got out on their own and were given oxygen.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph (https://bit.ly/2bYxEUV ) reports the missing man had been in the mine since 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Senior Trooper B.D. Gillespie of the West Virginia State Police Welch Detachment said none of the men had identification with them and their names weren’t confirmed. Gillespie said McDowell County 911 received an anonymous call about the situation just before 11 a.m.

The mine dates from 1916 and had been sealed, but shovels had been used to dig into it.

The mine is located on Burke Mountain near the town of Keystone.


Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, https://www.bdtonline.com

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