Miners rely on narrow lifeline as rescue begins
Chilean rescue teams prepared to launch a potentially months-long bid on Monday Exception : 'August 23' has an invalid token. to retrieve the 33 miners found alive and in apparently good health after more than two weeks trapped deep underground, in the San Esteban gold and copper mine in Copiapo, 800 km north of Santiago. Relatives celebrated after learning via a camera lowered deep below ground that the 33 workers were alive and in good health. Chilean Minister of Mining Laurence Golborne and rescuers read letters from the miners.