It’s hard to believe but 10 years ago we were glued to our televisions as crews worked tirelessly to pull nine men from a flooded mine in Somerset County. Ten years later, they gathered to celebrate that incredible rescue with some of the survivors and their rescuers reunited for the emotional anniversary.
On a hot July night 10 years ago – exhilaration. “All nine are alive,” was the announcement. And then the world watched as man after man – the Quecreek Nine – emerged.
At this peaceful farm of pastures and horses, it’s hard to imagine that more than 200-feet below is the Quecreek Mine that made news 10 years ago.
He was the third man lifted out of the flooded Quecreek Mine. Ten years later, Tom Foy still gets emotional thanking all those who rescued him and his eight fellow miners.
A celebratory event to make the 10th anniversary of the Quecreek Mine rescue will be held later this month.