15 of 17 miners stuck in NY salt mine hoisted to surface

LANSING (AP) - Emergency crews rescued 15 of 17 miners who were stuck for hours in an elevator 900 feet underground at a central New York salt mine thatís the deepest in the Western Hemisphere, officials said Thursday.



Mark Klein, a spokesman for Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Cargill Inc., said efforts to rescue the two remaining miners were continuing. Klein said they were not in danger, and added the rescue operation could be completed soon.

Four miners were hoisted to the surface in a basket around 7 a.m. at the Cayuga Salt Mine in Lansing, about 40 miles outside Syracuse.


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