Search continues for bodies of 2 men trapped in landslide

AP News
Posted: Jun 05, 2016 6:47 PM

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A spokeswoman for the Mine Safety and Health Administration says workers are searching for the bodies of two men who were buried in mud and slush at a gravel pit in southern Mississippi.

Amy Louviere said work resumed Sunday morning at 9 a.m. She said the effort has changed from a rescue to a recovery operation.

Approximately 25 people are on site looking for the men.

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.

Louviere said mine employees have built a road so a crane can access the area and lift out the buried equipment.

The names of the miners have not been released.


This story has been corrected to fix the spelling of the Mine Safety and Health Administration, not Mining Safety and Health Administration.