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.
It's nerve-wracking watching each one come out in that little capsule. Can't imagine being a family member...
I've been watching it on the 'Net. What a miracle
Thanks!! Just switched to cable news.
Welcome back! D@amn, my chances on contest wins just went down again
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.
YAY!!!! They just got the first miner out. His little boy was sooooo cute, so happy to see Daddy!!!!
Yes we just watched the first miner brought out and we got to see him hug his son and his wife. Very surreal.
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!"
You're welcome, it's a remarkable story.
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!
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.
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!!!!
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.
Second miner on his way up. Truly incredible and finally news worth watching.
Number two is up... YAY!
Another comment to my husband (and another look of disbelief): "I sure hope they get overtime!"
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.
wow, 13 of them are up! watching the father greet his son was beautiful. their lives are changed forever, I'm sure.
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.
They are doing an excellent Job and it's lovely to see families reunited.
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!
I'm really amazed at the smoothness and speed of this entire process. 26 already up and for the most part doing very well.
I've been tuned out for a while. Any complications health-wise or with the capsule?
#28 is on his way and so far they have said everyone seems very healthy.
yes, and his daughter is waiting. don't you feel their emotion. here he is.
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!
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.
Yay! Mision cumplida!
What a fantastic day for Chileans (and the world).
What a wonderful news story! So wonderful to see the happy reunions! Hip Hip Hooray for the Chilean miners, their families and their rescuers!
Just what those dirty, happily dirty men need after 69 days... Pussies all over HP threads!
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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I have been glued to the TV since I woke up- miner No 6 is getting ready to come up. Anyone else breathing a sigh of relief every time one comes up or is it me?
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