For those who came in and watched the end of the Chilean mine rescue you might think the rescue was a miracle. You might have heard they expected the rescue to take 3 days and were happily surprised at the 22.5 hours it took to create the first through the final miner to the surface. The tv channels happily covered the miners, even talked a bit about their lives. When you learn about some of the miracles maybe you will realize how many miracles still happen.
700,000 tons of rock collapsed in the tunnel. One team was near the top and they left. It took 17 days before a drill bit reached the part of the tunnel where the miners were hoped to be, 2000 feet underground. The rescuers were stunned to find a note attached for their drill bit. “We are good in the refuge, the 33.” The hope was to find a few who had survived, it was a miracle to find all 33 were alive.
It would take a day before there will be a vocal confirmation. It have been meal time when the mine collapsed. Thus most of the miners were gathered rather than being spread out. Two have been along the way of going back once again to work, stopped to consider small white butterfly, which kept them from being in the part of the tunnel that collapsed. Thus all 33 survived the initial collapse, through a course of miracles.
Their main area was about the size of a living room. Some are diabetic, some have high blood pressure, and the people above ground be prepared to see them barely hanging on, yet their health surprised all.
The 33 men had 2 days worth of food with them. Each ate a few spoonfuls of food daily to keep them alive and sustained. They drank the water from the radiators of various vehicles found in the reduced parts of the mine. Thus 33 men survived 17 days on 2 days worth of food.
Soon the rescuers above had 3 small bore holes drilled to the miners, giving them food, water, air and communication a course in miracles Family unit members were thrilled with the miners capability to survive and yet the miracles had hardly stopped. After much planning with engineers, drill experts and others, the initial escape was planned for November, with a much more likely date of “prior to Christmas.”
Three machines were set into place to race to save the miners. Plan A and Plan B went into action as a man from the United States was flown in from Afghanistan. He is recognized as the very best of the very best on the device also referred to as plan B, and in 33 days he broke into the tunnel where the miners were. A lot of pressure and he would have cause more problems in the tunnel where the miners are. 66 days after becoming entombed 20 football fields underground.
Three days later the actual rescue begins. The Fenix, translated Phoenix like the fantastic mythical bird, rises from the flames or tomb in this case. Each round trip, with lowering, loading, raising and lowering is expected to take an hour. Since some rescuers will check the and mental soundness of the miners, they expect the entire operation to take days. The miners have been on food sent from NASA to simply help them get ready.
They’re thoroughly strapped in, the absolute most physically and mentally fit go first, in the event there’s a problem. Fainting could be fatal, so they are in special suits to simply help them. When someone faints, the blood pressure drops far from the mind, in falling to the bottom the blood has the capacity to come back. In the Fenix this will not be possible. The likelihood of rocks catching on the Fenix or just the slightest crumbling of the walls may cause enormous problems. Yet, as if there miracles were too little, the rescues take place in as little as 25 minutes. In 22.5 hours all 33 miners are on the surface. 2 hours more introduces the final of the rescuers.
The miners are surprisingly fit. One case of pneumonia and a couple of dental problems were all. And while there are some psychological problems from being underground that long, they are well. Most are expected to go home in two days, held limited to observation. The Chilean mine collapse is a beautiful story full of miracles.
The miracle of lunch and a butterfly, 2000 feet below ground. The miracle of two days food lasting 17, and miners not just surviving but being surprisingly healthy. An expected four month entombment lasting just over two months. This story can just only serve as a reminder that miracles still happen.Read More