Baby Boy For Sago Survivor Randal McCloy

Randal McCloy Jr., right, and his wife, Anna, share a laugh during an interview during his last full day at the Mountainview Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., in this file photo from March 29, 2006. AP Photo/Dale Sparks

Sago Mine survivor Randal McCloy Jr. is a father for the third time. Wife Anna delivered a 6-pound, 5-ounce boy, Isaac Martin McCloy, Thursday morning at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.

The baby, 19 inches long, has blond hair and blue eyes, said family spokeswoman Aly Goodwin Gregg.

"He's just beautiful," she said. "He looks just like Randy."

The couple already has two children, 5-year-old Randal III and 2-year-old Isabel.

The baby, delivered by Caesarian section, shares a birthday with Randy's father. Both mother and child were resting comfortably Thursday afternoon, Gregg said.

McCloy, 27, of Simpson, was the only man on a 13-member crew to survive the Jan. 2, 2006, explosion and prolonged entrapment at the underground coal mine near Buckhannon. He inhaled carbon monoxide for more than 41 hours, and doctors have never been able to fully explain why only the youngest of the miners survived.

McCloy still suffers some vision and hearing impairment, as well as continuing weakness on the right side. Although he had stopped for several months, McCloy resumed physical therapy at a rehabilitation center in Morgantown in March.
  • Alfonso Serrano

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