WORRY: 'The longer they are down there... well, the chances are getting slimmer and slimmer each day, aren't they?' Veronica Cook, sister of miner Willy Joynson, pictured.
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William John Joynson, 49, Dunollie Australia.
An experienced underground miner who worked for many years in the Burgowan mines at Howard, near Bunderberg. His wife and two children live in Queensland, and he had been travelling between there and Greymouth while working at Pike River. His sister, Veronica Cook, told Australian radio that her family had tried to convince Mr Joynson to quit his career in the mines.Taken from: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/pike-river-mine-disaster/the-pike-river-miners/4381498/William-John-Joynson "The Joynsons had shaped a life in New Zealand, centred around the Pike River coal mine and the Jehovah's Witness community, of which they were active members" http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/aussie-miner-william-joynson-big-strong-but-trapped-in-dark/story-e6freuy9-1225958821843Fr .....So if his family is in Queensland, Australia, where there has been massive flooding in the last weeks, I wonder if they are ok? Does anyone in Australia know them and can telll us if they are ok? Thanks Porfiada