Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Trapped miners in Tasmania rescued at last

The 2 miners trapped underground in Tasmania were finally rescued this morning - to the cheers and well wishes of a town, state and the whole country.

Reuters has the story.

Trapped Australian miners walk free

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Two Australian miners trapped a kilometer underground for 14 days walked out the mine on Tuesday defiantly thrusting their arms into the air after rescuers reached them shortly before dawn.

Miners Brant Webb, 37, and Todd Russell, 34, wearing mining helmets with their lamps shinning brightly and yellow jackets walked confidently to a large board and shifted their name cards from red to green -- declaring they had ended their shift.