#1 Rescue tunnel finally reaches Chile's San Jose miners10-09-2010, 11:36 AM
Ecstatic relatives cheered and hugged and raced up a mist-shrouded hillside to the 33 flags that have become the symbol of the vigil since the men were entombed by a rockfall 65 days ago.
At the minehead, rig-workers punched the air with their fists at 8.05 am local time when the drill broke through into a tunnel 2,047 feet beneath them.
“This is a wonderful moment,” said Janet Laques, mother of the youngest miner, 19-year-old Jimmy. “It feels like the rescue is finally underway.”
The miners reacted with jubilation in a live video-link with the surface as the tip of the drill’s hammer broke through into their underground workshop. ...
10-09-2010, 11:44 AM
Yay! I was interested to read that they will have to wear special dark glasses for a time when they come up. Who knew?
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SonnabendGuest10-10-2010, 05:03 AM
One of them, I imagine, would rather he stayed down there...his wife and his mistress are BOTH waiting for him :eek:
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