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Miners' Rescue

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by angloasturian, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. angloasturian

    angloasturian Mu-43 Veteran

    One of the main Spanish daily newspapers is keeping us up to date on the rescue by having photos of all 33 on the main page. As they are rescued the photo is changed from grey to colour. If you click on a photo you get a brief biography. It really brings home the human aspect of this drama. I hope I can post a full colour page in the near future.

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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    A great story - nice to see a local West Australian firm set up the drilling rescue.
     
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  3. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Thanks Colin for your thread. I just saw a couple of miners on the german tv.
    One of them was really young, only 19 years of age.
    I do really hope this operation will end successfully.
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Thank you Colin. I've been following this very closely as I am sure many of us have. It will be a great day for celebration when the final man is lifted from that terrible internment.

    Reading about this and seeing the photographs and live coverage certainly helps put things in one's own life into perspective.
     
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  5. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    18 out as I post, that will hopefully be a full colour page by the morning, a triumph for engineering and the human spirit.

    Barrie
     
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  6. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    In the last 3 hours six more can have colour photographs, fantastic.

    Barrie
     
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  7. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Colin and everyone....
    I gotta tell ya... I am very proud that this is posted on this forum. I am not surprised at the members posting on this thread. This entire scenario is a benchmark of Human Compassion and Endurance.
    I pray for the miners and their families and salute the human beings working around the clock to save their lives.

    Please keep this thread active and updated. I will move this thread to the front page until all peril has passed...

    Thanks Shooter
     
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  8. mick / Lumix

    mick / Lumix Guest

    169
    Oct 3, 2010
    TV news a few minutes ago said 22 men out. A triumph of engineering and human spirit, lets hope they are all safe by midday tomorrow (European time).
     
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  9. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Do you have a link for their site?
     
  10. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Watching on satelite, BBC world is carrying it live full time, the 26th miner has just left the bottom of the rescue shaft (21.45 GMT), now taking just 8 minutes to lift them from bottom to top.

    Barrie
     
  11. mick / Lumix

    mick / Lumix Guest

    169
    Oct 3, 2010
    They are speeding up now.
     
  12. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    They certainly are, 27th just left the bottom at 22.10 GMT, 25 minutes a rescue, amazing.

    Barrie
     
  13. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Amazing! These guys are definitely going to see the world differently..... See it from a new perspective. See how important life is. They have also shown us the same thing. Thanks for your courage and hope miners, you have taught us, no matter how big the problem to never give up.
     
  14. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Very true Brady, going through a rather dark period myself at the moment, I've watched virtually every rescue today and found it most emotional, and hopefully somewhat healing.

    Barrie
     
  15. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I was at work today and didn't get a chance to really watch much of it. I wish the miners and their families the best.
     
  16. qball

    qball Mu-43 Regular

    170
    Jun 19, 2010
    One more to go!!!
     
  17. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    CNN just posted the last man is on his way up.
     
  18. angloasturian

    angloasturian Mu-43 Veteran

  19. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Colin,
    When photography isn't about human lives, it's time to paint the bathroom.
    Thanks again for the thread....
     
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  20. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Hooray!!!!! It really is so wonderful that they are all up and out. I can't imagine what it must be like for these men and their families.
     
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