This is an incredible story, worth the read. The "four month wait" for rescue is strangely reminiscent of the recent Gulf Coast oil spill.
A computer screen shows a recorded image of Florencio Avalos, one of the 33 miners trapped in a deep underground copper and gold mine at Copiapo, 725 km (450 miles) north of Santiago, August 23, 2010. Chilean miners still alive 17 days after a cave-in were sent supplies of saline and glucose through a narrow drill hole on Monday, and rescuers
now face a months-long, half-mile dig to rescue them.