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October 12th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Chile Mine Rescue: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, special coverage of the mine rescue mission in Chile. Crews are getting ready to free the first of 33 trapped miners. We'll give you an up close look at the effort.

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  1. C Allen

    Glory be to GOD!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  2. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    WOW...i didn't realize that there would be cameras showing the miners and the rescuers.

    Carl Penhaul just said that apparently no one knew that there would be cameras until now.

    Truly amazing!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  3. Ana

    Amazing scenes of human solidarity!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  4. Jim Davis

    Anderson,

    Another way to understand the time without sun, is to look at the land of the midnight sun. I don't know the full extent of the likeness, but those in the far north, do deal with the lack of sun for a long time.

    Thanks

    October 12, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  5. Nancy in Oregon

    Wow-I've been glued! Never even thought to come here, I was so glued to the TV! Imagine how the miners feel seeing a new person arrive!!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  6. Rita

    This gives me chills!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  7. g roach

    temp 90 plus degrees

    October 12, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  8. Carina-denmark

    This is susch a hughe thing..! im sitting in denmark watching cnn live, it's really emotional..! all my thoughts to the miners and their family..!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  9. Anna

    This is what humanity is all about. Assisting one another. Where Nations come together for the benefit of man kind. This is what needs to happen in the US. We need to unite as one. Just as our constitution states.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  10. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Cristina
    How long does it take the rescuer to get to the bottom?

    That will be 15 or 20 minutes to take up and down.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  11. Joschi , Krefeld Germany

    Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart,
    And you'll never walk alone,
    You'll never walk alone

    October 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  12. Sharon Hastings

    Wow, wow, wow, he's down!! Amazing.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  13. Malachi from Gibraltar

    Congratulations to all on this moment of happiness, its amazing to see so many people in a joint effort to rescue 33 lives, This is truly a Testament of what it means to be Human.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  14. Emily

    So Emotional. Wonderful. Great images.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  15. Lori

    If it takes about 30 minutes to rescue each miner, all should be out in about 17 hours!?

    October 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  16. Tom Davis

    That guide pulley needs a secondary secure rope so it doesn't fall into the hole – it will jam the capsule

    October 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  17. Steve G.

    Yesssssssss!!!!!!!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  18. Sue R. Canton MI.

    What an amazing moment seeing the capsule inside the mine... Can't even explain . Good luck to all with lot's of prayers.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  19. Antonio Alvarez

    The cable itself is the biggest load, 924 pound capsule, 175 pounds person, 2000ft. of steel cable (is it steel or some kind of composite?) at least 2 pounds / ft. of cable = + 4,000 pounds of cable!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  20. janet57

    oh my gosh. The miners are greeting their 1st rescuer!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  21. sabrina

    my prayers to the 33 and thanks you! to all the people helping!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  22. emilia, from Spring Hill, florida

    it is incredible it has reached

    October 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  23. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    The camera coverage deep in the mine is awesome to watch!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  24. Stephanie Gordon

    Watching from Miami, Florida. I can't believe what I'm seeing on t.v. My prayers go out to everyone involved in this rescue and to the miners.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  25. Eric

    I don't mean to be a pessimist, but I'm not fond of that pulley at the shaft entrance secured by the nylon strap. It should have a seconday strap or tie off to assure that it doesn't fall into the shaft during capsule retreival causing capsule to become lodged.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  26. Christaline Robin

    Hi everyone
    I from the caribbean – Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies and am eagerly awaiting the rescue of the 33 miners; you are in our prayers

    October 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  27. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Yay!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  28. Ave

    It has reached the bottom. Things seem to be moving along quite well. My luck be on their side.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  29. Joshua - Astoria, NY

    Is anybody doing a documentary on this? I'd be curious to see how the experience will change the survivors....

    October 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  30. Emily

    That's great to see the excitement of the people. It was wonderful to see on TV.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  31. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    That is truly amazing!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  32. Rita

    Anderson: What would the temperature down in the mine be versus the outside temperature?

    October 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  33. elaine from cleveland ohio

    Amazing!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  34. Andre Ware

    As a teenager who lives in New York and had visited and lived in Copiapo, Chile for a few weeks. I find this amazing to see the miners finally reach land again.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  35. Claudia

    Thanks for showing the rescue efforts live. I'm a chilean living in NY and watching this live I feel closer to home and all chileans. Thanks!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  36. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I can't imagine what the miners are feeling.

    Having been over 2000 ft. down for so many days, they much be very excited (and nervous too).

    I really appreciate CNN"s non-stop live coverage and especially Anderson's commentary (which is always pertinent and intelligent).

    October 12, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  37. Julie

    1st rescuer there – bless you and God speed.

    From Switzerland

    October 12, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  38. Mary

    Wow God is there with them. So glad and yes the capsule has arived

    October 12, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  39. Donna R. Haddad

    This event is perhaps the most unbelievable and amazing I have witnessed in 60 years...and the fact that shows like Anderson Cooper's can bring this to us live, the commentary, the camera views, the drama of this event in Chile...I am amazed to be able to witness this live as it is happening...amazing amazing and beautiful to watch

    October 12, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  40. nalini

    Must be called Phoenix for a reason...imagine their feeling upon seeing the rescuer and preparation for the first to board!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  41. elaine from cleveland ohio

    Not going to bed till I see first miners face. The wheel stopped.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  42. Emily

    Anna, thanks for telling us what the President of Chile said. It seems that much of the world is watching this, and are with them.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  43. Ave

    yes, thank you Anna for the translation. I have been watching for a while now but unfortunately can not translate what they were saying.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  44. Simone

    i've got chills watching this.... how emotional! Great coverage

    October 12, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  45. Heather - Spokane, WA

    @Cristina-they said it takes about 15 minutes to get to the bottom

    October 12, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  46. David, Indiana

    Very informative discussion with Dr. Kimberly Manning. Does the increase in fluids available help to address the high levels of myoglobin in the blood?

    I have to agree hats off to the rescuers, so much nerve to go into that capsule and be lowered into the mine through that very confined tunnel.

    Well said, Anderson, what an amazing moment for the miners that must be to see and have contact with another person for the first time in 68 days.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  47. brad

    Good luck rescuer, you are a hero..

    October 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  48. emilia, from Spring Hill, florida

    @heather so am i i am very anxious about this moment, someone stated it already reached but i have not seen it stopped yet..

    October 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  49. Edwin Acevedo

    From Puerto Rico we wish our best to the miners and the rescurers. This is a very complicated rescure, as an Engineer I know the risks of the structure and the capsule, but the worst risks are the health related.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  50. Felipe temuco, chile

    thanks a lot for yours consideration to ours miners in chile, we hope the best for tonight...

    October 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
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