Trapped Australian Miners Rescued After 2 Weeks

There are 7 comments on the story from May 8, 2006, titled Trapped Australian Miners Rescued After 2 Weeks. In it, reports that:

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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United States

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

London, UK

#2 May 9, 2006
This is news?

Washington, DC

#3 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.

Colorado Springs, CO

#6 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.
Clusterbuster....Get a life
Comic Relief

Dearborn, MI

#7 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".

Davis, CA

#8 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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Since: Jul 12

wherever there's a mine

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

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