I just watched the first two Chilean miners come to the surface in Fenix 2. What those guys have been through defies words. Can you imagine what those first 17 days must have been like for them, not knowing if you'd be found, or even if anyone was looking for you anymore, and had abandoned you for dead. And then the long interminable wait for the rescue shaft to be drilled, and the cage to be designed and tested.
Those guys are a breed apart.. they were so calm, so relaxed, so disciplined, so controlled.
It was incredible to see that first miner reach the surface.
And yet, his father refused to be there, instead waiting for the guys brother, as they have apparently had some sort of fall out. What kind of mindset still holds a grudge in these circumstances
Mind you, some of them might not be so chilled later on tonight when they get home to the wives, if all the press reports are to be believed.
Lets hope and pray the rescue continues on track and all 33 men will come up safely, along with the two guys sent down to them.
Surely one of mankinds finest hours