17 Miners Trapped in Finger Lakes Salt Mine
An elevator with 17 miners got stuck 900 feet below ground at the Cargill Salt Mine in Lansing, New York. Emergency crews are doing their best to rescue the miners.
The workers have been stuck since late last night and the Tompkins County Emergency Response team is diligently working on rescuing the miners. According to Syracuse.com:
The Ithaca Fire Department said on its Facebook page the workers had been stuck since 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, and that a crane from Auburn has arrived this morning to help in the rescue effort.
Emergency crews have provided the crew blankets and heating supplies. According to officials, the workers are safe, they just need to be lifted out of there. The salt mine is the deepest in North America; 2300 feet.
The mine shaft is at Portland Point located on the Eastern Shore of Cayuga Lake. Our thoughts and prayers are with the rescue teams and the miners. We'll keep you updated as more details come in.