Utah Mine Rescuers Hit Setback

Families of the six coal miners trapped more than three weeks ago when the Crandall Canyon Mine in Utah collapsed wait as officials drill a seventh exploratory hole into the mine. They plan to lower a robotic camera into a kitchen area where the miners could have taken cover. Eric Erickson, the father of trapped miner Don Erickson, speaks with Renee Montagne.



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