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Volunteers Search Through the Thick Pineywoods

(Hemphill, Texas-AP) -- With pieces of the space shuttle scattered across two states, some of it is bound to be in difficult to reach areas.

That's where volunteers like Tommy Neal come in. Neal and more than 70 other people are painstakingly searching thick woods near the East Texas spot where an astronaut's remains were found Saturday.

Neal says after seeing the charred remains yesterday he "woke up several times last night." He says locals are "in shock." Another searcher describes the thick woods as "very wet, very boggy." He says it's "hard to walk through it." But they are finding pieces of what they believe to be the shuttle.

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