Three People Rescued from Abandoned Coal Mine in West Virginia

Three people trapped in an abandoned coal mine in West Virginia are above ground and safe Thursday morning.

They were reported missing on Saturday.

The search started Sunday but was kicked into high gear Monday night when a fourth person escaped the mine and told police the other three were still inside.

They were found Thursday night, about 1,000 feet from the entrance.

Rescue workers faced dangerously low oxygen levels during the search.

The three trapped people never stopped moving, meaning sometimes they wandered into areas already searched.

It is possible trespassing charges could be filed.

A family member says he believes they were scavenging copper wires from the mine.