Miner recovered at Henty

The body of missing miner Cameron Goss has been recovered from the Henty gold mine in Tasmania, Australia, 26 days after his loader fell through a void 700m below the surface
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Pybar CEO Brendan Rouse with Tasmanian Police after the incident

The body was retrieved at 3am on February 18.

Brendan Rouse, CEO of Pybar, said it was a relief to successfully retrieve Goss' body after the complex recovery operation, and he praised the recovery and site teams for their hard work.

"On behalf of all at Pybar, I express my deepest sympathies to Cameron's family and gratitude to all on site for their efforts in this recovery," Rouse said.

A drone sent down to investigate soon after the January 23 incident found the loader was covered in rocks and the cab crushed, leading the Tasmanian State Coroner to declare Goss was most likely deceased.

Pybar, the owner of the Henty mine through subsidiary Diversified Minerals, has been using a remote-controlled mini excavator and a loader recovery chain, which rescuers managed to hook to the loader in the first week of February.

Rouse said it was an incredibly sad time for all people at the mine and in the community and the company continues to offer counselling and support to those affected.

Goss (44) was described by Tasmanian Police after the incident as a well-loved member of the community whose loss was devasting to his family, friends, the local community and the wider mining industry.