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All 17 Miners Stuck Underground at US Salt Mine Rescued

  • Associated Press

This photo provided by the Ithaca Fire Department shows a crane that was to assist in the rescue of 17 miners stuck in an elevator underground at the Cargill Salt Mine in Lansing, New York, Jan. 7, 2016.

This photo provided by the Ithaca Fire Department shows a crane that was to assist in the rescue of 17 miners stuck in an elevator underground at the Cargill Salt Mine in Lansing, New York, Jan. 7, 2016.

Officials say all 17 miners who were stuck in an elevator 274 meters (900 feet) underground at a New York state salt mine have been rescued.

Cargill Inc. spokesman Mark Klein says the miners were raised to the surface in a basket Thursday morning at the company's mine in Lansing.

Klein has said the miners were not in danger.

Klein says the miners got stuck Wednesday night while descending to the floor of the mine to start their shift.

He says emergency officials were able to communicate via radio with the miners, who had blankets, heat packs and other supplies lowered to them.

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