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Members of the West Elk Mine rescue team, of Somerset in Gunnison County, go over a simulated rescue scenario Wednesday at Moffat County High School before a timer starts. The team of six had 90 minutes to systematically explore a simulated mine and safely evacuate a victim.

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20 mine rescue teams gather in Craig

To prepare for the worst, each underground coal mine has two mine rescue teams, and 20 of those teams gathered in Craig this week to participate in a competition.

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