West Virginia's authorities are still looking for 3 people trapped in an abandoned coal mine.

6 month ago

Authorities are still working hard to recover the three people who were trapped inside an abandoned coal mine in West Virginia.

Those missing inside the mine have been identified as Kayla Williams, 25, Erica Treadway, 31, and Cody Beverly, 21.

Eddie Williams,43, who emerged on his own from the underground Rock House Powellton mine provided details about the location of the three, who he said were alive.

water and fresh air have been pumped by rescue workers into the coal mine, which has been inactive for two years.

"I just didn't know what to think I couldn't believe she went in there. It's just mind-boggling, you know. I just know how dangerous it is," said Tyler Treadway, Erica Treadway's brother.

the reason why they went inside the mine is still a mystery, while rescue workers are working hard in critical weather conditions in order to bring the three individuals alive.

Gov. Jim Justice traveled to meet with the families of the missing.

“Our priority is rescuing these individuals and maintaining the safety of our mine rescue teams. I have ordered the coordination of all resources needed for rescuers to continue to search the mine. We’re doing everything we can to accelerate the rescue,” said Gov. Jim Justice, “These families, friends and the entire community are really hurting and need to be in our prayers."