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Idaho miner confirmed dead

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MULLAN, Idaho— The miner who was trapped underground after a mine collapsed at the Lucky Friday Mine more than a week ago has been confirmed dead.

A Hecla Mining Company representative says two miners were working in the area when it happened.  One miner got out safely.  However, Larry Marek, a 30-year veteran of the mining industry and 12-year employee with Hecla Mining Company, was underneath the fall of ground when the mine collapsed.

Company representatives say they feel deep sorrow for the loss of their friend and colleague.