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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  • by to Peabody Location: Meridian on Oct 16, 2010 at 03:05 AM
    Peabody, that is a valid and sobering comment!
  • by Peabody Location: Zero on Oct 15, 2010 at 02:02 AM
    At least their country was willing to take help from wherever it came from. If we had done the same how much oil could have removed from the Gulf before it destroyed our coast?
  • by Peabody Location: Zero on Oct 15, 2010 at 01:53 AM
    Did they get any pay while underground?
  • by Citizen Location: Meridian on Oct 14, 2010 at 04:32 AM
    This is wonderful news. I'm so grateful that these men have been successfully reunited with their families and friends. Two thumbs up to everyone who participated in the rescue efforts!
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