Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chilean Miners Begin Returning To Surface After Being Trapped For More Than 2 Months

The video shows the first of 33 miners that were trapped more than 2,500 feet underground since the summer in a Chilean mine.

I can't begin to imagine what they were feeling during that time - or during the perilous ride up the narrow passage drilled down to their refuge underground. A rescuer was first sent down to help evaluate the miners and determine the order in which they would return to the surface. They were also provided with special food and compression stockings and sunglasses to prepare them for the trip to the surface.

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