19-63 years of age
69 days underground,
an unprecedented rescue.
With our instant gratification technology, we are watching with the rest of the world, something we have never seen. An unprecendented rescue with hope that all will go well for more than 48 hours, until everyone is out and safe.
As I write this, the first man, a paramedic has reached the other 33 men. It is the first human these men have seen in a very long time. It will still be a while before we see the first trapped miner come to the surface but tensions are already running high. The father of the first man to be rescued has raced to the capsule site to wait to see the son he has had to live without for so long.
They are not out of the woods yet. There are so many places where this could go wrong. Things that could dislodge rocks as the capsule's goes up and down the 1/2 mile shaft. Now, we wait. We wait with all the families for a good outcome. We wait and hope each man has a successful re-entry. We wait...
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org at Tuesday, October 12, 2010