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Crews working to rescue 17 trapped miners

Posted at 6:32 AM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 06:32:34-05

Emergency crews are working to rescue 17 salt miners who are trapped hundreds of feet below ground in a salt mine near Ithaca, N.Y.

The miners have been stuck in a malfunctioning elevator inside the Cargill Salt Mine since around 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

The Ithaca Fire Department is reporting that a crane has arrived to help with rescue efforts. A technical rescue crew from the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is also on the scene.

This is a developing story. 7 Eyewitness News has a crew on the way to the scene and will provide update as they become available.

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