Is anyone watching the recue of the miners in Chile?

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  1. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 7 years ago

    Wow, what an amazing story...  I hope they can get them all out safely!

    Drats:  should have read:  "reScue"... I hate it when I do that on a thread title.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thanks!! omg, how wonderful.

      1. wordscribe43 profile image90
        wordscribe43posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It's nerve-wracking watching each one come out in that little capsule.  Can't imagine being a family member...

        1. rebekahELLE profile image86
          rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I know. when I saw that capsule yesterday and they were explaining it, I couldn't imagine how it would feel. it's really remarkable of what can be done. hope it goes safely for each of them. thanks for posting this.

    2. qeyler profile image51
      qeylerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've been watching it on the 'Net.  What a miracle

  2. rmcrayne profile image96
    rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

    Thanks!!  Just switched to cable news. 

    Welcome back!  D@amn, my chances on contest wins just went down again wink

    1. wordscribe43 profile image90
      wordscribe43posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol  Good to see you.  Nice to be back.

  3. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 7 years ago

    Yes, it's all over the news. Poor guys! I hope they get them out on time. They seem to be making the best out of their celebrity status down there. Let's hope it ends on a good note. smile

  4. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 7 years ago

    YAY!!!!  They just got the first miner out.  His little boy was sooooo cute, so happy to see Daddy!!!!  smile

  5. Wandah profile image73
    Wandahposted 7 years ago

    Yes we just watched the first miner brought out and we got to see him hug his son and his wife. Very surreal.

  6. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 7 years ago

    I was telling my husband I'd have the worst claustrophobia in one of those capsules and he looked at me like I was nuts and said "I'm sure you'd get over it!"  smile

    You're welcome, it's a remarkable story.

    1. donotfear profile image87
      donotfearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I wish I could watch it! I hope they get out soon...it's amazing. They will be traumatized from this.

      By the way, welcome back!

    2. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sure you would if survival depended on it. I read this great quote the other day on FB, "you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."

      the human will to live is inspiring.

  7. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    It's truly an historical moment.
    The whole ordeal has been documented on the news but not visually.
    Being able to watch this live is absolutely INCREDIBLE!
    Reminds me of watching the moon landing -- only I have more patience now as a adult.
    Hooray for Chile! Hooray for the miners! Hooray for the rescuers!

    Hooray for POSITIVE news!!!!

  8. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 7 years ago

    Thanks, DNF!  Good to "see" you.

    It's so true, Rebekah...  Not only our own will to survive, but what we would do to save the life of your child.

  9. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    Second miner on his way up. Truly incredible and finally news worth watching.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      oh, I agree. the human spirit working together.

      I thought I was going to be in bed by midnight tonight, it's not going to happen.

  10. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 7 years ago

    Number two is up...  YAY!

    Another comment to my husband (and another look of disbelief):  "I sure hope they get overtime!"

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think I read somewhere that a Chilean millionaire pledged $10,000, to each miner.. there will also be lawsuits, I'm sure, book and movie royalties in their future.
      their physical strength as they emerge from the capsule is amazing. probably some of it is pure adrenalin.

      1. Diane Inside profile image77
        Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        after all that they should get a movie deal out of this.   That would be good for them.

  11. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    wow, 13 of them are up!  watching the father greet his son was beautiful.  their lives are changed forever, I'm sure.

    1. wordscribe43 profile image90
      wordscribe43posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So, 20 to go?  Wow!  Can you imagine waiting down there?

  12. iantoPF profile image80
    iantoPFposted 7 years ago

    The courage of these guys is awe inspiring. The only way they could have survived is by keeping calm and supporting each other. We were told that none of them wanted to be the first, they all wanted someone else to go. This is the kind of story that renews faith in the human spirit.

  13. Lady_E profile image64
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    They are doing an excellent Job and it's lovely to see families reunited.

  14. Cheeky Girl profile image74
    Cheeky Girlposted 7 years ago

    I read on one paper about these miners that they may be allowed to spend the next Tax year Tax Free! Wow! If only they could! When's the next plane to Chile? Heh!

    I hope they have a spare capsule just in case that current one acts up, or fails for any reason. I also hope there's a plenty of cables holding that thing up! Bu they sound like they know what they are  doing! I hope they all make it out okay! I heard that even NASA were involved in scientific advice to the rescue team!

  15. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    I'm really amazed at the smoothness and speed of this entire process. 26 already up and for the most part doing very well.

    1. wordscribe43 profile image90
      wordscribe43posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've been tuned out for a while.  Any complications health-wise or with the capsule?

      1. rebekahELLE profile image86
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        none that I'm aware of. it is taking less time than they previously thought. 6 more at this time are waiting. and the 5 rescuers who are helping them.

        I'm sure they will be monitored closely since nothing like this has ever happened before.

  16. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    #28 is on his way and so far they have said everyone seems very healthy.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yes, and his daughter is waiting. don't you feel their emotion. here he is.

      1. wordscribe43 profile image90
        wordscribe43posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I do feel the emotion.  I get a little misty with each rescue.  I can't believe how well they're all doing!!!

  17. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    And, damn it I'm crying again...

    1. wordscribe43 profile image90
      wordscribe43posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Me too.  smile

  18. chinweike profile image66
    chinweikeposted 7 years ago

    The thought of waiting down there makes me shed tears

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      the mine will be closed forever very soon.

      the tears do come easily, don't they?

  19. Scribenet profile image83
    Scribenetposted 7 years ago

    Watched with awe yesterday and most of today as these miners were lifted out of the bowels of the earth. Now home and don't have live coverage available right now...looking to find something on the net...looks like they will all be out tonight...how wonderful they must feel and how relieved their families! Hope they recover from their ordeal!

  20. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    it's live again. the 32 is coming up now. only one more!

    very admirable that the President of Chili has been there for each miner.. wow.

  21. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 7 years ago

    Yay!  Mision cumplida!

    What a fantastic day for Chileans (and the world).

  22. Scribenet profile image83
    Scribenetposted 7 years ago

    What a wonderful news story! So wonderful to see the happy reunions! Hip Hip Hooray for the Chilean miners, their families and their rescuers!

  23. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    roll Just what those dirty, happily dirty men need after 69 days... Pussies all over HP threads! lol

  24. Hovalis profile image80
    Hovalisposted 7 years ago

    I'm so glad that they got them all out. Both the miners and the rescuers are heroes in my book. Anyone who has ever had family members work underground will understand the feeling you have in the back of your mind that maybe, one day, something will go wrong, and they won't come back up. It is dirty and hard and dangerous work no matter how sophisticated the equipment gets. (My father was a coal miner who spent much of his early career underground before moving to the large, open cut mines, and generations of my family still work in the Hunter Valley coal mines)

    Seeing them all saved,and above ground again, is so incredibly wonderful for all concerned. :-)

 
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