Wednesday, 13 October 2010

What a Feat of Engineering



At 4.11am the first of the Chilean miners arrived back on the surface.  Florencio Avalos, married with two children, has been trapped along with his brother, 29 year old Renan.  He was chosen to go first because he is in good physical shape.

The initial arrival of the capsule - containing rescuer Manuel Gonzalez -  in the miners' chamber was overwhelming.

A medic is now down in the chamber and a second miner is on his way to the surface. Time for me to have some sleep.
 

8 comments:

Rightwinggit said...

Hoorah!

Dioclese said...

I find it so hard to believe that the media is actually broadcasting good news!

Still, back to normal soon...

Richard said...

Utterly fantastic. What an achievement.

subrosa said...

Wonderful isn't it Rightwinggit.

subrosa said...

I think Sky has done the better job Dioclese and they have far less staff there than the BBC.

subrosa said...

It was breathtaking Richard, sitting in the dark watching the breakthrough.

Richard said...

I stayed up until gone midnight, but when the Minister said it would be another two hours I gave up and went to bed. I watched first thing this morning. Fantastic.

subrosa said...

I kept thinking I would just wait another ten minutes, then it was 5am. Was worth it though Richard.

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