Latest On Lone W.V. Coal Mine Survivor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The only miner to survive the January coal mine disaster in West Virginia still hasn't been told he's the only one who made it out alive.

Randal McCloy Junior knows he was badly injured in the explosion and suffered brain damage. But his wife has shielded him from news coverage. She says she hasn't told him his 12 friends died, most of carbon monoxide poisoning.

But the 26-year-old's wife says she has a feeling he knows in his heart.

Randal McCloy is still learning to talk and walk again. A doctor at the rehab hospital where MclCoy is being treated says he is eating and breathing on his own.


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