Missing Man

Workers are removing water and pumping fresh air into a nonoperational coal mine in West Virginia as they search for three people stuck inside.

Abandoned Mine Search
Jon Bolt / Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The family of a man missing inside an abandoned West Virginia coal mine say the search has ended with no sign of him.

Relatives of 30-year-old Clay Epperly of Keystone told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph on Thursday that the mine will be sealed.

Upper Big Branch Mine
Jon C. Hancock / AP Photo

A man has been reported missing after authorities say he went to steal copper from a shuttered West Virginia mine that had been the site of a 2010 explosion that killed 29 coal miners.