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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. Mary

    So wonderful to see that the miners will all be back with their families very, very soon. JOY!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm |
  2. Jenny R

    Are the laws in Chile the same as it would be for american workers, such as will the miners be paid a settlement or compensated for this. it was brought to my attention that they wouldnt be and only paid for the days undreground!! what an injustice that would turn out to be!!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm |
  3. Caleb Garcia

    33 guardian angels!Out there!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm |
  4. Kris Kendrick

    If my calculations are correct, this is going to take about 9 hours or so to get everyone up... long night – but so wonderful.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm |
  5. Sharon

    Anderson 1 quick question,

    Are they going to pull an all-niter, or are they going to stop in the middle of the night.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm |
  6. Chris Obasi

    Congratulations to Chile... We are praying for U here in Aba Nigeria.... Keeping vigil to witness this beautiful moment...

    October 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm |
  7. Emily

    I'm so happy for that little boy.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm |
  8. Rodrigo, Viña del Mar, CHILE

    I can hear cars hunking from outside my window celebrating that the first one came out well. thsis is way to exciting , this situation has united everybody. viva chile y los mineros!!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm |
  9. molly

    @Christina, "Why are the miners clean shaven?" My guess is that they knew they were going to be on television worldwide with the Chilean government's assistance.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm |
  10. Carrie

    Yes the first miner is up and out of there, YOOHOO!!!!! It broke my heart to see his boy cry. I could imagine the thoughts going through this precious childs mind knowing his daddy was down there. Thanks be to god that he is now out of there and with his son and wife. I prey that the others come up just as easy.
    Bless.
    Carrie

    October 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm |
  11. Iris M. Gross

    Never let anyone say miracles don't happen. There's going to be a movie about this for sure. These guys shouldn't be alive right now. God Bless them.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm |
  12. Dennis

    I'd say after that long in the hole he needs hydration alright... like a cold Beer!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm |
  13. Joshua

    How awesome! 1 up, 32 to go. Thank God!

    God Bless the miners

    Going to be Up all night watching

    October 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm |
  14. Maria Velez

    "the earth has given birth to the first miner" says one of the Chilean reporters at the site.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm |
  15. Nancy in Oregon

    These rescuers deserve such respect. I wonder how the other miners are feeling now?!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm |
  16. aileen

    very happy for the miners and their rescue, why are they sending down another person, would the one person be enuough/

    October 12, 2010 at 11:20 pm |
  17. paula switzerland

    it is 5 am and i'm up to go to work. i can only say that i am in tears. may all these men get home tonight well and safe.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:20 pm |
  18. Sandy

    it was so happy!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:20 pm |
  19. Malachi from Gibraltar

    33 to go lets not forget manuel gonzales is still down there too

    October 12, 2010 at 11:20 pm |
  20. Hector

    I know how you feel guys...I'm from Chile and I've being cryng for 68 days...thank you for your support.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:20 pm |
  21. Patty

    "Chicken skin", thats what we say in Hawaii!!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:20 pm |
  22. Linda-from MA

    Being a seniro citizen now, and not remembering much from school, i vividly remember learning that the WHEEL was the greatest invention ever, and as I watched this amazing ressuce, it was the WHEEL that brought the rescurer down and the WHEEL what brought the miner up, along of course with a lot of wonderful caring people

    October 12, 2010 at 11:20 pm |
  23. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Hi Anderson and bloggers,

    These rescues are a good sight to see in a world so full of trouble.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:20 pm |
  24. Emily

    This is so much better than any 'reality' TV show.
    There is nothing like Real Life. Great coverage.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  25. Sharon

    I'm crying right now!!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  26. Lena

    What an amazing thing to watch. Sending lots of prayers out.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  27. Vickie Helms

    As God makes 32 trips, know that He is with each one. Tears and Well Wishes to each one.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  28. Sheila

    Hi Anderson:

    Great job, as always. Can you please tell us the age of each miner as he ascends?

    October 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  29. vic , nashville tn

    Amazing

    October 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  30. Debbie H

    What wonderful things people can do when they help each other instead of hurting each other. My heart and prayers go out to the miners and their families, as well as Chile!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  31. Wagner

    How wonderful to witness this on TV. Such a beautiful rescue effort. So moving.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  32. Karen

    I am so happy right now! My grandfather was a coal miner from the age of 10 – 80+ years ago. He was never in a collapse but family friends were lost. I'm watching this thinking about him down there.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  33. Caleb Garcia

    Absolutely amazing I cant believe it!For them to be in there that long and survive!The word is HOPE everybody out there, never lose hope!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  34. Sarah

    Amazing! I am glad the newscasters (Anderson & the Dr currently) are saying how important it is that the families have time to reunite privately not in the limelight!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:18 pm |
  35. Mia

    Wow words can't even explain what I'm feeling for those people in Chili... My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this amazing rescue.

    Congratulations to the one man who is out already..

    October 12, 2010 at 11:18 pm |
  36. Jill

    33 miners, 33 miracles!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:18 pm |
  37. Maria

    So glad it all went well. Thanks Anderson for the coverage.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:18 pm |
  38. Scott

    Amazing! Just...no words. How awesome! What a great story. 1 up, 32 to go. Thank God!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:17 pm |
  39. Campbell

    I'm so happy for everyone! Everywhere!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:17 pm |
  40. Lina

    Thank the Lord the 33 are ok and on their way out! Still praying for them. They must be anxious.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:17 pm |
  41. Emily

    @lisal -canada,
    I know what you mean...words cannot describe it.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:17 pm |
  42. Lexie

    just saw the first one reach the surface! yeaaahh!! keep it up, rescue group!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:17 pm |
  43. Debie

    AC – these people pulling off this rescue should be CNN Hero's this year!!!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm |
  44. Vernon

    Hello anderson just one quick question,
    Are the miners are at risk for decompression sickness, due to the changes in pressure

    October 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm |
  45. Arlene Schulman

    Thank God! One up safe. What a wonderful sight. Now let's send that capsule back down and get the others!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm |
  46. elaine from cleveland ohio

    So emotional! Go get the next one.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm |
  47. Anicia from Trinidad

    That was so amazing, my eyes fill with tears and my heart is pounding, my God be with them all. My family gives full support.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm |
  48. Steph

    How emotional and exciting that the first miner is out!! 32 more to go! What a sense of relief for everyone. Happy days.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm |
  49. Matty

    Unbelievable to watch, unimaginable to experience; A true testament to the strength of humanity when we come together.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm |
  50. Taby

    Alhamdulillah these people are safe! This is truly amazing. Thank you for broadcasting this live.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm |
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