Nine Came Up. One Went Back

A year ago, his crew barely escaped their flooded mine. Why is Randy Fogle headed down again?

One night last November, Randy Fogle was snoring in bed. His wife Annette poked him and told him to roll over. This has happened regularly over 24 years of marriage. But on this particular night, Randy said, "I can't." Annette asked why not. "I can't," he repeated. "If I roll over, I'm going to drown." Months later, thinking back on the incident, Annette smiles ruefully. "I let it go," she says. "I figured in his mind he was back underground."

That Randy Fogle should dream of drowning is not surprising. Unlike the millions of other people who battle demons or wolves...

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