Mine Rescue Efforts Press On

Rescuers admit it's a long shot, but they're hoping a robotic camera dropped into a Utah mountain will find some sign of the six missing coal miners.

They haven't been heard from since a cave-in three weeks ago.

Plans for the 170 remaining workers from the mine were also announced.

"In keeping with the loyalty that I've shown Murray Energy employees for the last 20 years, every man has been offered a job in our Illinois and Ohio mines," explained Bob Murray, CEO of Murray Energy.

In the meantime, crews at the Utah mine have begun drilling a seventh hole down into the mountain.

A sixth hole broke into a small space over the weekend.

It too found no sign of life and at that point, the mine owners had indicated they were going to give up.

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