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Sheriff's officer: Rescue team heading to northern Idaho mine after report of miners trapped
MULLEN, Idaho (AP) ' An Idaho sheriff's officer says an underground rescue team has been sent to a mine after authorities received a report of trapped miners.
Shoshone County sheriff's Capt. Holly Lindsey says Wednesday night that it's unknown how many miners are trapped or whether there are any injuries at the Lucky Friday Mine in northern Idaho.
She tells the Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Wash., that medics have arrived at the scene, which is located near Mullan, Idaho, several miles from the Montana border.
The Lucky Friday has been operational since 1942 and is one of the nation's deepest underground mines.
A roof collapse in a tunnel more than a mile underground trapped a 53-year-old silver miner in April. Crews recovered the man's body nine days later.