The thirty-three Chilean Miners who have been trapped 2300 feet underground are still waiting to be rescued. However, a celebration was/is in order. The drill rescuers have been using, meticulously, to free the thirty-three miners has finally reached the halfway point to the shaft the miners have been residing in. In fact, the drill has moved past the halfway point as of the time of this article.
The copper and gold mine in Copiapo, Chile has been in the news since August 5th when a main tunnel collapsed leaving thirty- three miners trapped in one of the mines shelters. All thirty-three miners were uninjured and have been brave and stayed healthy so far.
The miners have been patiently biding their time by watching the news on a small projector that was sent to them along with food, cigarettes and supplies. Some of the miners have also been training to lose some weight, (also through this projector with a trainer), so they can be more easily be retrieved.
An earthquake shook the ground on Tuesday September 28th, not far from the mine, but no damage was reported. How scary would that be? Since they are past the halfway point now, I hope drilling moves more quickly than it has. Again, we wish the families and the miners well. We certainly are thinking about them.