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The search for the six miners at the collapsed Crandall Canyon Mine goes on near Huntington, Utah, now trapped since August 6th. Families received some measure of satisfaction over the weekend upon discovery that rescue crews had decided to introduce a special camera-outfitted robot for surveying the deep underground.

Rescue crews hope that the camera-robot, the same kind used at Ground Zero to sift through the rubble in the search for survivors, will breathe new life into efforts that have recently begun to lose steam. A second mine collapse and three deaths of rescue workers had caused rescue efforts to become tragically sidetracked – with no immediate sight of getting started again.

According to Robin Murphy, director for the Institute for Safety Security Technology at the University of South Florida, she claims her camera’s ability to photograph at that depth is a long shot. Nonetheless, the families remain cautiously optimistic.

This will be the seventh hole that rescuers have drilled into the mine in search of the men.

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