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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. Nancy in Oregon

    I think so too, JoAnn...and think that we all need more of this!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  2. Joe Bernal

    My biggest concern is the pulley being rubbed continuously against the pipe and the strap holding the pulley and with the vibration could be cut.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  3. Emily

    This coverage is amazing, Anderson & AC360° staff.

    It's great to see so many people from all over the world on the blog. It really is a world-wide story and everyone is pulling for the safety of everyone.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  4. Cathy

    What an absolutely amazing rescue we are witnessing via CNN. When the first rescuer (Manuel Gonzalez) reached the miners, it was reminiscent of the astronauts first stepping on the moon.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  5. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Nancy in Oregon, "Thank you to CNN for honoring this rescue enough to keep the coverage on."

    We are very lucky to be able to see this as it happens.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  6. peter Lim Singapore

    Hello you there mr A. Cooper !

    So great to hear this started now today n I'm watching CNN from Singapore !

    Keep it Up ! They all will come up v soon !

    Best Regards
    Peter Lim
    Singapore.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  7. Kay Wisdom

    i Pray the Good lord leads them out of this situation. i am realling feeling it because this is something i always pray that nothing like this happens to anyone for me to see or hear.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  8. Ellen

    I'm watching from London, Ontario in Canada. It's difficult to imagine the horror of being trapped for so long. Let's all pray that the rescue goes smoothly.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  9. Tom

    Can you show a map of Chile and the location of this episode? It will help place this extraordinary event into a geographic perspective.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  10. Sharon Hastings

    I might have missed it, but did they all decide ahead of time who would go in what order? Maybe the rescuers have to make last minute changes to that depending on their assessments of the miners?

    October 12, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  11. Bill

    What is the outdoor temperature at the Chile mine site?

    October 12, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  12. Christaline Robin

    oh boy i have to go to bed soon but myself and my 8 month old just prayed that everything will work out and all will be rescued. imagine she claps when i do; she feels the joy and excitement of a rescue going good; Best wishes to the families

    October 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  13. Nicole The Netherlands

    I hope this technology is shared all over the world. As we need as humans for mines to exist for -our- resources.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  14. Ashley

    The video of the rescue worker reaching the miners was one of the most moving thing I have seen in a long time. Sending prayers that they all have a safe trip back to the surface.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  15. esther

    hopefully they get them out

    October 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  16. Elizabeth

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all the miners and their loved ones. These men's faith has been tested and they all will truly be brothers for life.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  17. Nancy in Oregon

    Thank you to CNN for honoring this rescue enough to keep the coverage on.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  18. Nancy

    This brought tears to my eyes. To someone up thread: they're doing it at night to protect their eyes.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  19. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Finally!!! Yay!!!!!! I am so relived to hear that!!!!!! 🙂 *WHEW*!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  20. Alexandria,L.I., N.Y.

    How we ALL will jump for joy when the first miner comes up ok!!!!!Great coverage,Anderson,thank you. Once again we are watching history.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  21. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    These men don't get paid enough.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  22. Sheila NYC

    I'm staying up late to watch the rescue. Finally! Amazing to see that capsule arrive below ground. Great to be able to watch the miners get ready for freedom. Best wishes to all!!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  23. Marco A. rRvera Puga

    I am a Chilean living in Puerto Rico for 50 years. We are praying for the miners and the rescue crew so that they can go through the whole rescue process without complications. May the hand of GOD lead them today! Thanks for your extraordinary coverage!!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  24. claudia v

    cnn, god bless you for cover this miracle story, viva chile

    October 12, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  25. elaine from cleveland ohio

    A lesson in hope and solidarity for the world.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  26. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    This is an inscrutable moment to witness.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  27. cicly

    hey guys; absolutely stunning! beautiful, images. moving us to tears. may each and every one of these brave men make it safely to their loved ones anxiously awaiting them.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  28. Sue R. Canton MI.

    @ Sharon Hastings,,,Yes I'm glad the blog is on tonight also. To share this with a great group of bloggers that have been waiting and hoping for this day for a long time.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  29. Olga U Lopez

    God Bless all the workers that are rescuing all the miners. God Bless all the familes that are
    waiting for them and all our workers from the different countries.

    This is so amazing to see it happening.

    God Bless, Olga Lopez

    October 12, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  30. Melissa

    thank you Jesus

    October 12, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  31. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Just like the mythical "Phoenix Bird rising from the ashes", the Phoenix serves as a symbol of rebirth and renewal. Again, a very fitting name for the capsule.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  32. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    It is amazing that we could actually see the capsule reaching the miners. That was a wonderful moment.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  33. Paula, Colorado

    The video of the rescue in progress is amazing.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  34. cherryrn

    This was like seeing a moon landing. We are all humans on this planet . We all want to be with our loved ones. I am very impresses with Chile as a nation . Just seeing that land in that mine was just amazing and chill producing. Thank You . I want to see a lot of prayers answered and all their families together again.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  35. Sergio

    It´s simply amazing!!! We are in Philly now, and wa had been watching TV all day...it´s beatiful to see our people gathering around hope and love.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  36. Nicole The Netherlands

    Anderson, Karl this is great reporting
    So happy to view this on AC360 with all the regular bloggers and bloggers from the West Indies, Italy, Germany, Canada and Australia (!)
    The world can be a good place ! Peace and taking care..

    October 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  37. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Someone give Manuel Gonzales a raise!

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

    I would imagine it is being done at night because it is a 24 effort along with the fact that it will be easier for the transition on the eyes. Although I also read that those being rescued during daylight would have sunglasses.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  39. Kenya

    How amazing. Watching this remarkable rescue and reading comments from all corners of the world; all delivering a message of faith, hope and the power of compassion and humanity. We are together in this. This is wonderful.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  40. Malachi from Gibraltar

    It take 15-20 min to come as the use a manual pulley system but to go down takes a little longer as they rely on gravity

    October 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  41. Emily

    @Antonio Alvarez,
    That's great info, Antonio! Wonderful math that you did there. It makes sense that there would be that much cable when thinking about it.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  42. Nancy in Oregon

    Totally right, Anna. There is plenty of this to do, worldwide, all the time....natural disasters, diseases, etc. Why on earth we spend time getting lost in the details of dissent, I do not know. I think we forget what we should really be focused on. I think ego takes over. This is what we should be doing everywhere, with our energy and resources.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  43. kate

    good evening anderson. so glad to see the capsule with the rescue worker made it to the miners. i am watching this in the city of Panama.Best wishes to the miners.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  44. Prasheel

    Anderson; Is there any specific reason, this rescue taking place at night not morning ?

    Thanks,

    October 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  45. Megan

    Hey everyone! 🙂 It's amazing to see them on the camera.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  46. Tom

    Why is it so hot that far down in the mine?

    October 12, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  47. Anna

    This is an amazing story.. And inspirational to watch..

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

    Manuel Gonzales ur simply amazing. Just spectacular!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  49. Veronica

    @ Starr I so agree, How wonderful it must seem to these men to see this rescue worker, a sight as if sent from heaven. Their recovery begins, life is forever changed

    October 12, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  50. Dennis

    My thoughts and prayers are with the rescuers and the miners. what a special first reunion it must be. for them

    October 12, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
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