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Wives and Children of Rescue Crew Gather to Show Support

Wives and Children of Rescue Crew Gather to Show Support

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AP Photo/Rick Bowmer(KSL News) Communities surrounding the Crandall Canyon Mine have gathered in support for the trapped miners and their families.

Today, the wives of miners deeply involved in the rescue offered their own message. Dawn Allred, relative of trapped miner Kerry Allred, said, "Just to raise the morale of our guys. Just to let 'em know that we're thinking of 'em and that our kids are thinking of 'em."

More than a dozen wives of rescuers and their children put up signs along the road leading to the Crandall Canyon Mine. The women say they love their husbands for their courage. Marquita Cox said, "We're very proud. We are scared to death, just like I think everyone else, and but, we hope they can find the miners. And we just love all of ‘em."

The signs are near the school where families of the trapped miners gather for updates.

They carry messages like: "I'm proud my daddy's a coal miner" and "Pray for our families."

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