Search continues for Idaho miner

The search goes on for an Idaho miner who is still trapped after the tunnel collapsed on Friday evening.

According to, the tunnel collapsed when 53-year-old Larry Marek and another co-worker were working in the Lucky Friday mine when a wall of mainly rock fell down. The other co-worker was able to escape.

According to the AP report, the co-worker was Marek's brother. The only statement released by the family was that Marek was trapped after the roof of the tunnel collapsed and that family members were at the site.

Rescuers were able to dig 32 feet of about 75 feet of the dirt and rocks that caved in. A machine from the East Coast will be shipped to help dig the rest of the rocks while rescuers watch from a safe distance.

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