Tag: guardian

October 18, 2010

Chile’s miners—free at last

Rescue efforts for the 33 men trapped in Chile’s San Jose Mine have come to a triumphant close with the recovery of the last miner, Luis Alberto Urzua, the 54-year-old foreman credited with helping the men survive 17 days before they were discovered. Their 69-day ordeal—the longest entrapment in human history—is finally over. I marvel at how the world has united behind these brave men and the Chileans determined to save them. Live video from within the mine and hourly […]