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. shellie

    My 14 yr old son has cheered and is witnessing these big burly rescuers...all with tears in their eyes....a miracle unfolding right on tv...thank you Anderson

    October 12, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  2. Tamie from NH

    Thank God for a successful rescue as well as the minds of the men who helped make it happen. May God be with all the others as they reach the surface. Thanks AC

    October 12, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  3. C. Lorimer

    What an amazing rescue! So very emotional for everyone.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  4. debbie

    Im watching the rescue taking place right now but what i don't understand is why after the first miner was rescued, why is another rescuer going down? it doesn't make any sense to me right now!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  5. Nathalie

    May all the miners and rescue come home safely!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  6. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Couldn't agree with your mining expert more. Plus they should harvest all the methane in the mines and use it to make electricity. American mines don't all do that. They either burn it off or let it gather in the mines which sometimes leads to explosions.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  7. Kerry

    Knowing that my town-Fresno, Ca provided 3 cameras toward this rescue and that my sister lives in Chile makes this very emotional and very personal. The anxiousness reminds me of the "walk on the moon". Heroic! Amazing! Heart wrenching!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  8. Frankie Tipton

    Praise God! May You continue to bring all the miners home and keep the aiding rescuers alert, healthy and strong. Praise Jesus!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  9. Emily

    I agree with you, Jacqueline.
    The Chileans are remarkable.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  10. SonnyB in Arkansas

    not to alarm...but the capsule looks like it took a beating....is there another available?

    October 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  11. douglas

    its amazing to see the first miner come up and in good health i hope and prey that they all come up with out any harm done i pray for the miners and there family and chillis rescuers

    October 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  12. Nancy in Oregon

    Good point....rescuers are put at risk too, not just in mining disasters.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  13. shauna

    To watch that first miner ascend brought tears to my eyes. Thanks Anderson for amazing coverage

    October 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  14. Kathy

    Why don't they mark the cable when it hits the bottom of the shaft and then again when it is closer to the surface so they know exactly where it is in the tunnel? It is great to watch!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  15. Lisa

    It strikes me the stark contrast watching live what lengths man goes to save man after watching live the lengths they had gone to kill 9 years ago. To give all you have to help someone you don't know who is in need- what can compare?

    October 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  16. Justina

    I am so glad these men are finally getting out of the mine and going back home to there families!! I hope all will be well!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
  17. Sheila

    Incredible to see this positive outcome to a tragic situation. Heartwarming!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
  18. frank

    This is a feel good moment. One can't help but be happy as this unfolds.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
  19. Rodrigo, Viña del Mar, CHILE

    there will be 5 rescuers going down to the bottom. On chilean tv they explain that there´s older miners that aren´t in good conditions for te journey to surface and they need to make sure they are. though i´m following the coverage on ac360 to see how the world sees it

    October 12, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
  20. rose

    Anderson, can you please find out if the hoist lift operator will be the same person for all 33-38 rescues or will different people be operating the lift?

    October 12, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
  21. Whitney

    My thoughts and prayers are with all 33 miners and the rescuers!!! I watched the first miner to come out and it was such a beautiful sight!!! I had tears in my eyes!!! What a beautiful rescue effort!!! Thanks and thoughts and prayers....whitney

    October 12, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  22. Julie

    It's the middle of the night here but I'm buzzing. Relieved at the first rescue and reunion – look forward to 32 more and the safe return of the rescuers as well.

    From Switzerland

    October 12, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  23. Mary Ann

    Joy on the faces of workers and family tells the story. I was brought to tears, and gave thanks to God and asked His blessing as the operation continues. I too, was reminded of the rescue of Baby Jessica.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  24. natalie

    This multinational effort is proof that when it comes down to it, we're all human, and we all care.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  25. Jorge Jorquera

    We are so happy that everything is going well, first one up!!!!!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  26. Vickie in NC

    Can't imagine the overwhelming emotion of the 31 remaining as they watched their first best friend take his first step to freedom!!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  27. Nicole

    Good evening Anderson , it is absolutely amazing to watch the miners being rescued . It is so hard to take your eyes off the T.V also extremely hard to keep dry eyes . Congrats to the people in Chile

    October 12, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  28. kate

    events like these. we are all one. it was emotional for me to witness on TV to see the first miner up to the surface!!!!!!!!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  29. Nancy in Oregon

    Yes, Emily, imagine that little boy's memory of this day years from now.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  30. Rosemary In Barbados

    This was soooo emotional to watch a real tear jerker I wish all of the miners and the rescue crew the very best and may the entire rescue be safe. God bless. This unity is beautiful

    October 12, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  31. Melissa

    Thank you God, I'm so excited and happy for the miner's family.

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

    @Maria Velez,
    That's an outstanding quote, from the Chilean reporters, and so true. Thanks!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  33. Jennifer

    How awesome ... the beginning of the first of 33 resucues, but more important how awesome some great news internationaly finally. And thank you to the US team for drilling the hole that will rescue everyone, we won't forget what you did. xoxo

    October 12, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  34. Marge

    Hi Anderson,
    Great coverage! Great to see everyone in the world coming together in joy!! God Bless!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  35. Karoline, Los Angeles

    I hope other mining companies take some lessons from how this company and country have worked together to solve this problem. I'm sure there have been behind the scenes arguments, but they have worked efficiently and used a lot of common sense.

    I hope our next American mining accident goes as well.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  36. Lisa in North Carolina

    How lucky they are to have had a second chance at life. I'm sure their loved ones think every day how this day could be their last. I can't imagine the fear they have lived with these last two months, but I am thankful they were saved. It is the common man that truely feels the pain.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  37. Toyin Momoh

    Tonight, I'm a Chilean, waiting eagering to see the last Miner rescued. From Nigeria

    October 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  38. Maria Liliana- NJ

    I hear that tonight, we are part of 1000 million people wathing the rescue of 33 men.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  39. Vicky Turner

    I am watching live as the miners are rescued in Chile. I had a huge lump in my throat as the first one stepped out of the capsule. May God watch over them all – the miners and rescuers and families. I was going to go to bed but have to watch for awhile longer. Amazing!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  40. Leanne

    Hi Anderson and everybody!

    God bless the miners and their families. What a historic and memorable evening this is for all of us who have been praying for their safe return up above the ground.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  41. Magdalena Lumbreras

    Hello everyone! Hope everyone is having a wonderful evening with their loved ones..as for the rescue tonight...."What a remarkable rescue to humanity"!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  42. Eve

    Thank you from Chile to everyone in the world, for all your support and good wishes in this incredible mine rescue 🙂

    October 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  43. Mike

    Someone has to be last coming up which means he will be in the mine by himself for quite some time. Probably one of the rescuers will be last but still a pretty daunting experience.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  44. Jacqueline, NY

    Hi Gang! I'm late to the party. Just saw the first miner get lifted above ground. GOS IS GOOD!Glad to see you're still on.

    The Chilen have a lot to be proud of. What feats they have been able to achieve in the 69 days are truly noteworthy. They could probably teach us a thing or two.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  45. vic , nashville tn

    Watching the live coverage from situation room to now no words only praying

    Thanks for CNN for the coverage with disturbance

    Thanks for Chile government and rescuers

    October 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  46. Sharon

    they are clean shaven because they send things like movies and razors down there.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  47. esther

    yeaa give it up for the chileans !!! : )

    October 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  48. Nancy in Oregon

    So now the second family will be brought near the exit place? Is that the plan, at this stage? I'm thinking everyone involved must be breathing a sigh of relief that the first miner came out so smoothly.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm |
  49. Sarah

    Hi All,
    they commented that the first man sent up was because he was the healthiest.
    Are we aware of some health issues that some of the miners have?

    October 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm |
  50. Josh

    Apollo 13 all over again!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm |
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