Trapped Australian Miners Rescued After 2 Weeks

Full story: Cbs3.com

Two Australian miners who survived for two weeks in a kennel-size cage trapped 3,000 feet underground walked out of the Beaconsfield Gold Mine early Tuesday and punched the air, freed by rescue crews drilling ...

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john

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May 9, 2006
 
Good to have some up-lifting news for a change, glad to hear it.
Glance Winslow

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May 9, 2006
 
This is news?
cktirumalai

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May 9, 2006
 
When a reporter in Tasmania was asked how the two miners had survived for two weeks in a cage the size of a kennel, he replied that that was because a good many people there are descended from convicts (sent from Britain). He added, "I am a fourth-generation convict myself". Australian honesty and frankness.
Amazed

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May 9, 2006
 
Congratulations to the miner's that work so hard to get these mates out and to the mates for holding out those first 5 days.
I can't wait to read the book.
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Comic Relief

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May 9, 2006
 
Hopefully they had a hole in the bottom of their little cage. It gives a whole new slant to the term "down under".
mcgyver

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May 9, 2006
 
Correct me if I'm wrong,,,,coudn't they have dug a little deeper and popped up somewhere in Alabama

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Jan 29, 2013
 
whatever happened to them?
Did they go back to mining?

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