- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - The search has resumed for two men trapped following a landslide at a gravel pit in southern Mississippi.

Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones says the two men were operating heavy equipment for Green Brothers at a pit in Crystal Springs on Friday when they were completely buried in 10 to 12 feet of mud, slush and sluice. Emergency rescuers searched for the miners at the Harmony Mine and Mill until about 11:30 p.m. Friday.

The Mining Safety and Health Administration says the search resumed about 6 a.m. Saturday.

MSHA spokeswoman Amy Louviere says workers are trying to get equipment to the site to help clear the site of the fallen material and “hopefully locate the missing miners.”

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