Officials to Drill Third Hole at Utah Mine

Poorly lit video spies equipment but no sign of missing miners
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2007 6:50 PM CDT
Lorie Huntington wipes a tears from her face, as her husband Dusty and nieces Marie and Taylor Nelson look on as the communities of Huntington , Cleveland and Elmo gather for pray at the Utah Stake Center...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Mine officials will drill a third hole to locate six Utah miners trapped for close to a week, the AP reports. A video camera with poor lighting was lowered into a hole yesterday and found mining equipment, but no sign of the miners. Still, rescuers said they were treating the mission as a rescue and not as a recovery effort.

Officials are also trying to rescue the miners by clearing debris from the mine’s entrance, which is 3.4 miles from their location at the time of the collapse. Family members remain hopeful and are showing solidarity with their loved ones by sleeping on the floor of a neighborhood school. Officials still haven't determined the cause of the collapse.