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Attempt to recover miner's body fails

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The company in charge of recovery efforts for the body of Queenstown miner Cameron Goss says it's managing the operation carefully to ensure safety and avoid fatigue.

44-year-old Cameron Goss was driving a loader about 700m below the surface when it was crushed by rocks three weeks ago.

Mining services contractor PYBAR said the recovery operation at Henty Gold Mine was proving complex and challenging.

"This is a disappointing outcome, but the team on site has done and continues to do everything possible to recover Cameron," PYBAR CEO Brendan Rouse said in a statement.

"All personnel on-site are being carefully managed to prevent fatigue and ensure their safety at all times. We will continue with the recovery efforts."

Operations at the mine remain suspended.