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First of 33 Miners Rescued in Chile

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His return heralded by a siren's blare and the cries of a happy nation, the first of 33 Chilean miners emerged into a cool desert night early Wednesday after being trapped underground for 69 harrowing days.


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Julie van Niekerk (230)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 12:25 am
Scientist can now have good footage/knowledge from this "experiment". There is lots information about the experiences of these men. Maybe the world can realize that animals that are confined in small spaces are experiencing the same discomfort and misery than humans.

MmAway M (522)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 12:25 am

I have been watching this very close! Thank you so much, sadly I can''t send you another star but you are so deserving for getting this news at site out there!!

Trequl M (170)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 6:42 am
Noted with thanks.

linda b (186)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 9:44 am
Everyone has waited so long for this especially the men and their families, i wish them all well and kudos to the rescue team. Thank you Anna.

Glenda J (158)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 10:24 am
Special reunion

Red Velvet Rose (1)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 10:53 am
A brilliant success

Valentina G (5)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 11:05 am
I'm so happy for all the minors!!!

De L (321)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 12:06 pm
Yay ~ some good news!!! Thanks so much for posting this!!!

Karen E. (0)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 12:25 pm
HURRAY !!!! What a great day to see these men successfully rescued!!! God love 'em and bless 'em all!!!

Margaret Skinner (94)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 12:30 pm
Thats great, from we have heard, they will never have to work makers are going to do a film of them, and the money they get for that will make em rich...they suffered enough from it.......

Jon Stewart (37)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 12:42 pm
No doubt there will be financial support for these brave men. They deserve every bit of it!
BUT, as this drama was unfolding, I heard stories that the mining company was doing NOTHING financially to help the men or their families... the efforts were funded entirely by the government and by charitable contributions. I hope the full details of the rescue, who made it possible, and who did NOT step up to take responsibility comes out publicly. If the corporation owners or managers did NOT assume any responsibility for this near tragedy, THEY should be send down into the hole before it is sealed... for at least the same length of time, and until the same amount of money is collected to pay their portion of the rescue operation.

Mary Hall (74)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 12:44 pm
Thank you so much for sharing this happy (albeit painfully slow) ending to a tragic situation.

Luciana D (30)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 12:52 pm
Great ! Hurrah to Chile !

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 12:55 pm
This is such good news, and glad the President of the country was even there to receive the men. One fellow will not be happy to see his wife, since she learned he had been seeing another woman. Oh, dear. Hopefully they will be able to reconsile and he now appreciates what he has. Very much like a movie. It takes so long for each one to come up after the other but so many safety issues to make sure they come up safely.

Kathlene Lentz (30)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 12:59 pm
I've been watching this on and off (mostly on) since last night when the first miner emerged. I continue to pray because there are still 12 miners waiting to come out. Please let things continue to run smoothly!

Cynthia T (20)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 1:14 pm
This is wonderful news!! Thanks to all who made it happen!

Maryl R (1)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 1:35 pm
Great News - thanks for sharing.

Pamela K (13)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 2:12 pm
I just heard on the radio that they are all out now and in remarkably good condition healthwise. That is SUCH good news!

eileen k (1)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 2:13 pm
Thank God these miners are being rescued and reuniting with their families after 69 days trapped underground. I, too, have been watching the rescue operation; and, kudos go mostly to those involved - the mostly Chilean rescuers, NASA, and foreign (maainly US) mine engineering firms for ensuring the success of this rescue effort two months ahead of schedule. Also, a great deal of credit goes to the miners themselves, for never giving up, and to helping in their own rescue. And, let's not forget the very effective coverage by media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, etc. Also, kudos to you, Anna, for posting this very wonnderful story and sharing it with the rest of us on this forum. This is one of the most ooutstanding stories I've seen.. Again, TY.

Wednesday October 13, 2010, 2:26 pm
I've been watching the rescue on CNN and every time they bring up one of the men, I can't help but sit here crying tears of joy as I watch them reunited with their family members! It's so wonderful and so AMAZING that they could bring them up and save their lives!

Elisabeth R (10)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 3:03 pm
I'm in the UK.
Have been ''glued'' to the BBC World broadcast of the Rescue.
I think the Chilean efforts, PR-Team and the World Support Team have been absolutely magnificent.
I particularly feel that the President of Chile has ''scored'' a huge PLUS in my mind, by being there, staying there and greeting each and every single Miner.

We were also shown a ''snippet'' of him holding a telephone conversation with the UK Prime Minister - David Cameron - making a ''date'' next Monday for ''A Cup of Tea'' in 10 Downing Street, London next Monday..... I dare say, the gentlemen can afford to celebrate on something more ''potent''.......

Am delighted and will follow the Rescue coverage right to the last Man!!

Tamila mendoza (177)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 3:06 pm
I watched it on TV. What a miracle...

Bracha Katz (31)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 3:55 pm
That is wonderful! Thanks Anna

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 4:06 pm
Watched it on T.V. , they did an amazing job .

Dolly Torres (18)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 4:14 pm
God Thanks !

Rhonda Maness (580)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 4:32 pm
Thanks Anna!

Teresa K (33)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 4:53 pm
A wonderful story that has brought the world together for a time!

Anne K (139)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 5:48 pm
I watched on the computer early this morning before I went to work as the 7th miner was lifted out of the mine. I was teary-eyed as he and his wife embraced each other. I had 3 breaks at work today and ran to the computer for an update during each break. As I am typing, they are bringing up the last miner! This is an unbelievable rescue as most mining disasters end in tragedy. Fantastic news! I hope people around the world are inspired to work together for the well-being of all.

Vivien Green (153)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 6:20 pm
The must be a wonderful day for the miners and their families and the tenacity of their rescuers is to be hugely applauded. Great day for Chile.

Anne K (139)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 6:42 pm
All day long the Bee Gees New York Mining Disaster has been playing in my head. What an incredible outcome! Let's break out the champagne around the world!

Ann L (15)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 7:16 pm
Noted. Thanks. This must be such a relief to them and their families.

Adriana Araya (3)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 7:33 pm
Thank you all and specually Ann, you won displaying de new before me.
I am so proud to be chilean, for our President, people and speacially our miners.
is a great miracle after our recently earthquacke .
tahnk you alll, again I am spechless
Thanks to all, especially Ann you won at displaying the new.
I am very proud to be Chilean, for my president, my people and especially the miners.
They gave a taste of what it really represents our country, courage, camaraderie, and above all an immense faith that things can be solved if we all work together towards it.
I'm too happy of this outcome that I was speechless.
Once again, thank you all for your support and prayers.
Thanks to all the world to be present at this event that could be fatal, but thanks to God and the determination of so many people had a happy ending.

Debra Van Way (12)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 8:14 pm
I am so happy there was a happy ending for the miners, their families and countryman!

Denise P (65)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 1:40 am
THANK YOU to the Murray& Roberts team, South Africa, who went to Chile with the equipment and their genius to save those poor miners. Well done. We are proud of you!!!

Barb M (3)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 2:42 am
THIS WAS SO DELICIOUS!!!! i watched every one come up but for seven as i was sleeping and i cried happy for each one........ those rescuers were such heros, every miner is a hero in my eyes as they go to work each day not knowing if they will come home....... god bless them. and CHILE YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!! good for you, and you gloat now, you deserve it. in fact, your president needs to come here and teach our leaders in the usa how to conduct a rescue. and he was there for each and every man coming up, as was his wife........ chile come teach my country how to ask for help. i mean it, you did everything right........... this was jsut wonderful. these families will deserve all the things they will now get from life.....i pray they will be able to go from no light to the limelight with relativly no problems......... this is just so heartwarming ....... i needed this ..... and apparently the whole world did too, one billion of us were watching and thank you cnn for showing the ascent of the rescuers........ you were the only one to do so...........

Maria Cristina A (119)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 2:53 am
Thank God they are free of underground danger now. Hope thay can resume their lives with minimum backlashes from this hardship.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 8:43 am
My eyes were glued to the TV watching as each update appeared. God bless them all and may we learn lessons to ensure safety for the workers in all countries. I was never a fan of Chile because of Pinochet but it is shown now how removed the people are from that era and what a great nation it is!

Chi Chi Chi le le le! Viva Chile! Viva President Pinera and all those who worked to make this miracle.

Klaus Peters (14)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 3:06 am
We sometimes do get good news and these guys are very lucky. I hope as a result mines will be made safer.

jane richmond (10)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 1:37 pm
A great occasion for all.
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