2nd body of 2 missing workers recovered from gravel pit

In this photo released by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, a new crane is used to assist in the recovery efforts to remove two workers buried under a landslide at the bottom of a pit at Green Brothers Gravel Co., in Crystal Springs, Miss., Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (Ray Coleman/Mississippi Emergency Management Agency via AP)

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Rescuers have recovered the second body of two men who went missing in a landslide at a gravel pit in southern Mississippi earlier this month.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Ray Coleman said the second body was found around 9:50 p.m. Friday and removed around 6:50 a.m. Saturday.

The worker was found trapped in the slurry near equipment he had been operating when he and the other worker were buried in 10 feet to 12 feet of mud, slush and sluice on June 3.

The body of the first worker was recovered Thursday morning inside a piece of equipment.

Officials with the Mine Safety and Health Administration say the two men had been operating heavy equipment for Green Brothers at a pit in Crystal Springs.

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