Llewellyn, PA Auto Plunges Into Collapsed Mine, May 1984
SIX DIE AS AUTO PLUMMETS INTO COLLAPSED COAL MINE.
Llewellyn, Pa. (AP) - One of six people who had gone out for a joy-ride in the woods of Pennsylvania's coal country was found dead Tuesday night in a car that had plummeted more than 70 feet into a collapsed mine, a rescue official said. Five other bodies remained underground, he said.
After working all day to get heavy equipment into position to reach the four-wheel-drive Chevrolet Blazer, rescue workers pulled a body out of the hole on a stretcher at 7:30 p.m. They covered the body with a sheet while still in the hole.
The county coroner would not identify the body until relatives were notified. But a state trooper at Pottsville, who declined to give his name, said the victim was a female.
The victim brought out of the shaft was one of the six missing people, and five other bodies remained in the shaft, said Al Roman, rescue coordinator.
The Times Shreveport Louisiana 1984-05-02
The List of the Casualties:
MARK BLUIS, 21;
his wife, CONNIE, 24, of Branchdale.
STEVEN MEZA, 21;
his wife, PATRICE, 17, of Llewellyn.
THOMAS FREW, 25;
and SHERYL BLUIS, 22, both of Minersville.