I was gripped by the TV footage of the rescue of the Chilean miners trapped underground! Do you remember?
  1. 5 August 2010, a mine collapsed in the Atacama region of northern Chile.
  2. 69 miners were trapped underground.
  3. They only had 3 days worth of emergency food with them.
  4. For 17 days, there was no word from them.
  5. With instructions from above ground from emergency rescue workers, they aided their own escape!
  6. The rescue operation started on 13 October 2010.
  7. It took 22.5 hours to bring all the miners to the surface.
  8. This headline in a British tabloid: