Pike re-entry 'several hours, several days' - Tony Forster
The former chief mines inspector Tony Forster is the first member of the team to re-enter the Pike River mine to be named. Tony Forster has been chosen by the families as their independent advisor and their eye underground. Mr Forster has spent almost more time underground than on top of it and is optimistic that human remains will be able to be extracted from the mine. He tells Guyon Espiner establishing the condition of the drift tunnel is the primary aim.