After 69 days trapped nearly half a mile below ground, all 33 miners were safely brought back to the surface. At the pace of nearly 45 minutes per man, hope continued from start to finish.
Earlier this year, August 5 the men became trapped when the mine they were working in collapsed. Fearing the worst, and taking around 13 or so days to drill a hole to their location, hope became a frantic all hands on deck fight to reach the men when the recieved a note from the bottom stating all 33 were healthy and doing okay.
Before being reached, they were rationing themselves to two spoons of tuna, half a biscuit and half a glass of milk every 48 hours. Also, they limited their battery use for lights and only used machinery to help dig into the collapsed area into a spring of water.
Congratulations are in store for all the men and women that helped with the rescue efforts, the families of those who were trapped, and the President of Chile for every effort he did to honor the respect of life.