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Rescuers find body of trapped Idaho miner

April 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Workers at a northern Idaho silver mine have recovered the body of a miner who was trapped when a tunnel collapsed nine days ago.

The body of 53-year-old Larry Marek was discovered Sunday afternoon.

Marek and his brother had just finished watering down blasted-out rock in the mine when the ceiling collapsed in a tunnel on April 15.

Marek's brother escaped unharmed.

Rescue crews had been working around the clock in hopes of contacting Marek.

No cause has been established for the cave-in.