Miners Rescued

Jun 21, 2011

Three southeast Kentucky miners trapped 600 feet below the entrance to a Bell County coal mine have been rescued.  They were brought to the surface last night by mine rescue teams.  Parnell Witherspoon, Doug Warren, and Russell Asher became trapped shortly before seven a.m. Monday when water from a nearby box cut flooded the mine entrance.  The three men were able to stay out of the water on a higher elevation point.  They were taken to Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital for evaluation and to be reunited with their