All Trapped Miners in Chile Have Been Rescued

By: Michael Warren, The Associated Press
By: Michael Warren, The Associated Press

The foreman who held the group together when they were feared lost was the last man out.

Luis Alberto Urzua was hoisted to safety in a joyous climax to a flawless rescue that captivated the world

The intricately planned rescue that ended late Wednesday moved with remarkable speed, and flawless execution, hauling up miner after miner in a cramped cage through a narrow hole drilled through 2,000 feet of rock.

The 33 men spent more than 69 days trapped in the lower reaches of the mine after a huge collapse of rock blocked the way out on Aug. 5. It was not known until Aug. 17 that all were still alive.


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