Pike River re-entry attempt planned for tomorrow, families say

Pike River Portal and fan Credit: Pike River Recovery Agency - Photo: Supplied / Pike River Recovery Agency

An attempt to re-enter the Pike River mine is planned for tomorrow, families confirm.

A first go was planned for earlier this month, but that was delayed after irregular gas readings were found at the end of the mine's 2.3 kilometre entry tunnel.

That was caused by a leak in one of the sampling tubes that monitors the mine's atmosphere.

But today a spokesperson for some of the Pike River families, Sonya Rockhouse, confirmed that a re-entry attempt will be made tomorrow.

More to come.

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