Yesterday there was miraculous news from northern Chile. 33 miners that have been trapped for 17 days after a cave-in are all alive. Proof of life came in the form of a piece of paper tied to a drill. On that paper a message from the miners to those above ground praying and attempting to rescue them. The paper read :
The 33 of us in the shelter are well.
The President Pinera of Chile said that it could take months to rescue the miners but that they would be rescued. In the meantime, rescuers are planning to send food, hydration gels and communications equipment down to the trapped miners.