Chilean miners rescued after 69 days underground

Oct 12, 2010 9:23pm EDT

I am watching it live and they sent the capsule down for the first time and it came back up empty. I saw them hammering on the cage and I think it jammed shut so no one could get in. The pully is at an angle so they had to jury rig a pully to keep the cable from rubbing against the casing. When the capsule came up no one though about the fact that the pully would cause a problem and it looked like it wrecked some sort of pad that was placed on top.

Oct 12, 2010 9:28pm EDT


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Oct 12, 2010 9:36pm EDT

no one human being should never get down to that hellhole, ever!

Ture Sjolander

Oct 12, 2010 9:44pm EDT

My prayers with all of them.. Told my wife today, we are going to celebrate if all comes back alive..I hope all goes well.

Oct 12, 2010 9:49pm EDT

As reporters are discussing the psychological impact of this ordeal, I thought your readers would be interested to know that the longest underground survival is actually the untold story of 38 Ukranians who silently slid down a muddy hole in the ground to escape the Nazis as they pushed across Southwestern Ukraine.

While the war raged above their heads, five Jewish families survived for 527 days, in two massive cave systems. Their story is the longest ever-recorded uninterrupted underground survival in human history.

Cave explorer, Chris Nicola, uncovered this story in the mid 1990s when he, along with a group of elite Ukrainian cavers, were mapping Ozernaja (or Blue Lakes Cave).

It is the 11th longest and 2nd largest gypsum cave system in the world. Deep inside the cavern, Chris stumbled upon objects left by the survivors —buttons, shoes, a grinding stone, even a house key and spent years trying to figure out if vague rumors were true – that with no gear or training, a group of desperate people had lived in this cave for months on end, and survived.

When he finally did confirm the story’s authenticity, it turned out that more than a dozen survivors were still alive, one of them lived only 15 miles away. You can learn more about their story here:

Oct 12, 2010 10:23pm EDT

Now they are sending someone down.

Oct 12, 2010 11:27pm EDT

First one up !
I wanna build a huge sculpture memorial Monument around this hole from a Mining Tax!
627 meter high obelisk with an elevator lift cage up to the top and a reconstruction of the shaft like a museum for everybody to visit and remember.

Waiting now for the next man to get up…

Artist Ture Sjolander Australia.
(no charge)

Oct 13, 2010 12:07am EDT

Viva Chile! Fuerza Mineros!

Oct 13, 2010 4:16pm EDT

By no means the same circumstances, but the ability to withstand such circumstances for so long makes me think of Ernest Shackleton expedition on the Endurance. Will be very intersted to hear the emotional journey they have all been on and how they found the will to survive.

Oct 13, 2010 11:44pm EDT

FENIX x 33:

The Global “heart surgery” using a stent getting the human beings up to the light from the hell hole would hopefully be equally interesting to follow. What did millions of viewers emotional journey resulted in?

40 % Mining Tax would be given after this.

If not, a 90 % News Media Tax would take place by International Law.

Ture Sjolander

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