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Rescue Turns To Recovery

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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

After more than a week of diligently working to rescue Larry Marek at the Lucky Friday mine in Northern Idaho, we are heartbroken to report that we now believe Larry was under the fall of ground when it occurred and is deceased. Larry had been an employee with Hecla for more than 12 years.


Words cannot express the deep sorrow we feel at the tragic loss of our friend, colleague and 30-year veteran of the mining industry. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, loved ones and friends.


Our efforts now are 100% focused on recovering Larry and ensuring the safety of the crews. It is not clear at this time how long the recovery effort will take.


At the request of Larry's family and friends, we ask that you respect their privacy. Hecla appreciates everyone's understanding and support in this regard.


An updated video message from Phil Baker, Hecla President and CEO, will be available this morning at approximately 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time on the homepage of our website at www.hecla-mining.com.


Hecla will provide another update on Monday, April 25th at approximately 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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