Rescue of Chilean Miners Continues

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We continue our coverage of the rescue effort underway in Chile this morning. After two months, miners who have been trapped underground since August are being pulled to safety.

Mario Gomez, the oldest miner at age 63, is the most recent to be freed. Gomez suffers from silicosis, and had lost three fingers in a previous mining accident. He appears to be in good condition.

Currently, the rescue capsule is on its way back down into the mine to collect the tenth miner. Valeria Perasso, the BBC's Southern Cone correspondent, is at the San Jose mine and joins us again for the latest.

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Donna Ceravolo from Garden City, NY

I thought you might enjoy this take on the Chilean Miners, written by James Langan and posted to my blog earlier today ...

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Oct. 13 2010 12:06 PM

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