ITHACA, NY – On Thursday morning, 17 workers at the Cayuga Salt Mine in Lansing were rescued from an elevator stuck almost 1,000 feet below the surface. Below, you’ll find a collection of photos taken at the scene.

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For more details on the rescue: Miners huddled for warmth, told stories and jokes to keep morale up

This first set six of photos is credited to Simon Wheeler/Pool/The Ithaca Journal:

The cage that was lowered into the mine shaft using a crane to rescue miners stuck in an elevator 900 feet below the surface at the Cargill salt mine in Lansing.
The last set of the 17 Cargill salt miners emerge Thursday morning after being rescued from an elevator stuck 900 feet below the surface. A rescue rescue cage lowered from a crane to bring them up four at a time.
The second last set of the 17 Cargill salt miners emerge Thursday morning after being rescued from an elevator stuck 900 feet below the surface. A rescue rescue cage lowered from a crane to bring them up four at a time.
The second last set of the 17 Cargill salt miners emerge Thursday morning after being rescued from an elevator stuck 900 feet below the surface. A rescue rescue cage lowered from a crane to bring them up four at a time.
Miners from the second last group to removed from a stuck elevator at the Cargill salt mine in Lansing are given blankets after spending the night trapped in an elevator 900 feet below the surface.
The last of 17 Cargill salt miners emerge Thursday morning after being rescued from an elevator stuck 900 feet below the surface. A rescue rescue cage lowered from a crane to bring them up four at a time.

The second set of photos is courtesy of the Ithaca Fire Department:

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Michael Smith

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