April 18, 2011 in Idaho, News
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Larry “Pete” Marek

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A Lucky Friday miner was pictured at the front entrance of the mine in Mullan, Idaho, on April 18, 2011, while crews worked to free trapped miner Larry Marek, who died when a 25-foot-high rock pile collapsed April 15, 2011.

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Folks milled around downtown Mullan, Idaho on Monday, April 18, 2011. Residents are hoping for the best for trapped miner Larry Marek as crews work 24 hours a day to free him from a cave in at the Lucky Friday mine.

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“He’s a real pro,” said Don Capparelli about Larry Marek at his home in Page, Idaho on Monday, April 18, 2011. Capparelli, now retired, was Marek’s supervisor while the two worked at the Sunshine Mine in the late 1990s.