October 12th, 2010
09:33 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Mine Rescue Underway

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Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

Tonight we're bringing you breaking news coverage of the miner rescue mission underway in Chile. 33 miners are waiting to be reunited with family for the first time in 68 days.

We'll give you up close access as crews use a specially-made rescue pod to bring the men out of the darkness, one by one.

Any moment we're expecting rescuers to bring the first miner to the surface. We've learned Florencio Avalos, who acted as a cameraman during the ordeal, and Mario Sepulveda, who appeared as a narrator on many of the videos of the men underground, will be the first rescued.

As each man comes to the surface a siren will sound. Each will undergo about two hours of health checks at a field hospital. Those who are healthy enough will be allowed to briefly meet with family members in a reunion area before being taken by helicopter to hospital in the town of Copiapo.

Throughout our two hours of special coverage, we'll bring your live reports from our team of reporters on the scene. We'll also check in with experts in medicine, engineering and mining.

See you at 10 p.m. ET.

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soundoff (55 Responses)
  1. Kat

    it wonderful to see them come up to the surface 🙂 hope they all come out fine and happy to see their families again

    October 13, 2010 at 5:29 am |
  2. Anna

    We are watching a miracle in progress! Blessings to the miners, their families and all the hard working folks who are dedicated to a 'safe ride home'. What a ride it must be.....

    October 13, 2010 at 1:00 am |
  3. Name*Sharon Lee

    Wake up World!!!! Witness the miracle of the Chilian miners rescue. God bless All involved in this historic event.

    October 13, 2010 at 12:52 am |
  4. Linda

    I knew we could count on CNN and Anderson Cooper to cover this incredible human interest and history making moment (I should say moments because it's going to take time and patience). Everyone involved in this rescue is a hero. The wonderful energy and spirit of the second survivor was inspirational.

    October 13, 2010 at 12:44 am |
  5. Rodrigo, Viña del Mar, CHILE

    the authorities decided that the first men to come out would be the most skilled ones (mentally) In second place the weaker and older ones, then the physically strongest ones and at last the recuers. I think they suspended classes in Copiapo´s schools and universities. I wanna go there!

    thank you Anderson!

    October 13, 2010 at 12:35 am |
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