The Rescue Effort Continues To Save Trapped Chilean Miners
Two-thirds of Chile’s trapped miners are now up and out of their half-mile-deep dungeon as the rescue operation gains speed. No. 22 came up into the desert sun more than 17 hours after the rescue capsule dubbed “Phoenix” extracted the first miner. He is Samuel Avalos, a 43-year-old man who had been working as a street vender before he found work at the mine to earn more money. Former Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker knows first-hand the thrill of rescuing trapped miners. He was on-hand for the rescue at Quecreek in 2002 …and joins Paul & Rose on the KDKA Afternoon News about the effort.