The first Chilean miner returned to the surface

The first Chilean miner returned to the surface late Tuesday

by Alicia on October 13, 2010 in New posts

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BREAKING NEWS — The first Chilean miner returned to the surface late Tuesday with a rescue worker after being trapped a half-mile underground for 69 days with 32 others.

Rescuer Manuel Gonzalez climbed out of the escape capsule in the underground chamber and was greeted with cheers by the miners, who chanted “Chi Chi Chi, Le Le Le!” and could be seen huddling around him as he began to give them instructions.

Gonzalez, a rescue expert with the state copper company Codelco, will be followed by Roberto Ros, a paramedic with the Chilean Navy’s special forces. Together they will prepare the 33 miners for their journey up the 2,041-foot shaft.

President Sebastian Pinera cheered as well and shared hugs with his ministers while they watched video of the capsule entering the miners’ chamber.

In the family camp outside the mine, relatives of Florencio Avalos, the miner chosen to come up first, cheered, sang and prayed.

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