Chris Margetts, from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
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Welsh mine rescue: 'Group may have been split up'

Rescuers attempting to free four miners trapped in a flooded pit have located a body.

Emergency services said they had not given up hope of finding the other three men alive in the Gleision Colliery near Cilybebyll in the Swansea Valley.

But they have been unable to recover and identify the body they have discovered.

Chris Margetts, from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said the dead miner was found on the "exit side of the body of water" and that it was "quite possible the team has been split".

  • 16 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK
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