Friday, September 16, 2011

Trapped Miners: Fourth Man Is Found dead - 16th Sept 2011

Police have found the body of the last remaining miner stuck in the flooded colliery in South Wales.

The development means Phillip Hill, 45, Charles Breslin, 62, David Powell, 50, and Garry Jenkins, 39, have all perished in the tragedy near Swansea.

Their families had been waiting at a nearby community centre in the hope of good news as the search and rescue operation continued.

Police said all four bodies have now been removed from the scene but formal identification has yet to take place.

South Wales chief constable Peter Vaughan said: "We've tried to bring this safely to its conclusion. Unfortunately the conclusion we have is the one none of us wanted."

Mr Vaughan, who said an investigation would now be launched, added: "I can't begin to imagine what the families are going through." Read More