Source AP ©

Sole survivor of West Virginia mine explosion becomes father

West Virginia mine explosion killed 12 miners and only the one survived. He is a father for the third time now.

Sago mine survivor Randal McCloy Jr.'s wife, Anna, gave birth to Isaac Martin McCloy at a Clarksburg hospital Thursday, her husband's birthday. The 6-pound, 5-ounce (2.72 kilogram) boy is 19 inches (48.26 centimeters) long and was resting comfortably with his mother Thursday afternoon, family spokeswoman Aly Goodwin Gregg said.

"He's just beautiful," she said. "He looks just like Randy."

McCloy, 27, of Simpson, was the only man on a 13-member crew to survive the Jan. 2, 2006, explosion and prolonged entrapment at the underground coal mine near Buckhannon. He inhaled carbon monoxide for more than 41 hours, and doctors have never been able to fully explain why only the youngest of the miners survived.

McCloy still suffers some vision and hearing impairment, as well as continuing weakness on the right side. He finished physical therapy at a rehabilitation center last summer and now strength-trains at home.

The McCloys' older children are 5-year-old Randal III and 2-year-old Isabel.

Comments
US interferes in election of Interpol president, Kremlin believes
Five years after Maidan revolution, Ukraine remains one of Europe's most corrupt states
Brexit: The UK's misunderstanding of Democracy
Kuril Islands dispute between Russia and Japan: The impossible is impossible
Argentina hides the truth about the death of San Juan submarine
Japan ratifies agreement to supply weapons and ammo to warring states
Russia to ban capture of killer whales and belugas in 2019
Russia to raise sunken floating dock
Why Trump tries to re-industrialize America
Kuril Islands dispute between Russia and Japan: The impossible is impossible
Putin dislikes the idea of US army bases coming to Kuril Islands
Argentina hides the truth about the death of San Juan submarine
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
Russians lose faith in their future, get ready for worse
Russians lose faith in their future, get ready for worse
Argentina hides the truth about the death of San Juan submarine
Moving inexorably towards war
Presidential and midterm elections in the USA change the 'American project' entirely
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
Presidential and midterm elections in the USA change the 'American project' entirely
Brexit: The UK's misunderstanding of Democracy