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Two miners trapped in Mississippi

Posted: 3:56 AM, Jun 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-06 10:56:22Z

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A spokeswoman for the Mine Safety and Health Administration says workers are searching for the bodies of two men who were buried in mud and slush at a gravel pit in southern Mississippi.

Amy Louviere said Sunday the effort has changed from a rescue to a recovery operation. 

Approximately 25 people are on site looking for the men.

The two men were operating heavy equipment for Green Brothers at a pit in Crystal Springs on Friday when they were completely buried in 10 to 12 feet of mud, slush and sluice.

The search continued Monday morning, NBC News reported