• 3 found alive inside West Virginia coal mine

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    CLEAR CREEK, W. Va. - Authorities say three people missing since last weekend have been found alive at a nonoperational coal mine in West Virginia.

    The state Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training says in a statement the three were located Wednesday inside Elk Run Coal's Rock House Powellton mine near Clear Creek.

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    The statement didn't indicate their conditions. It says crews are working to bring them to the surface for transportation to a hospital.

    The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office has identified them as 25-year-old Kayla Williams of Artie, 31-year-old Erica Treadway of Pax and 21-year-old Cody Beverly of Dorothy.

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    They'd been missing since Saturday. An abandoned ATV the four were believed to be riding was found near the mine entrance.

    On Monday 43-year-old Eddie Williams of Artie walked out of the mine. It's unknown whether Kayla and Eddie Williams are related.


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