Rescue teams at entrance to Gleision Colliery mine
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Welsh mine rescue: Fourth Gleision miner found dead

The fourth and final miner trapped underground in a flooded Swansea Valley colliery has been found dead.

The men were working 90m (295ft) below the surface in Gleision Colliery near Pontardawe on Thursday morning when tragedy struck.

The bodies of Charles Breslin, 62, David Powell, 50, Garry Jenkins, 39, and Phillip Hill, 45, were discovered on Friday.

Around 200 rescuers had been involved over the two days.

Nick Palit reports.

  • 16 Sep 2011
  • From the section Wales