How many miners have been rescued in San Jose Chile Mine?
How many miners have been rescued? – All 33 miners have already been rescued from where they were trapped in San Jose Mine in Chile. After being stranded for more than 2 months beneath the earths surface at about 700 meters below, the 33 miners who have been rescued have emerged one by one to be reunited with their families.
I was so relieved upon hearing this great news that most of the men who were trapped in the murky and dark mines have already been rescued. The rescue operation called Operation San Lorenzo was actually named to the patron saint of all miners. Risks are very high but rescuers have high hopes that all 33 miners will be freed up from the depths where they stayed in darkness for 69 days.
Now that the rescue is about to be completed with all the 33 miners, people around the world are rejoicing. In fact, even celebrities like Justin Bieber and Kim Kardeshian expresses their gratitude and salute to the rescuers. Meanwhile, rescued miners were asked to wear dark sunglasses to protect their eyes from bright camera lights because their eyes were accustomed in darkness and might get damaged.
Names of Rescued Miners in San Jose Mine, Chile
Here is a list of the miners who were already rescued. Florencio Avalos Silva was the very first miner who got rescued. Rescuers and spectators as well have felt the tremendous joy in their hearts when they got the Florencio Avalos Silva, the very first miner to be rescued.
Here is a complete list of miners rescued arranged in order according to the date and time they were rescued.
Tuesday, Oct. 12
11 p.m. – Florencio Avalos, age 31, 1st miner rescued. While underground, Avalos filmed videos of the miners to be sent up to rescuers and relatives at the surface. His brother, Renan Avalos, remains in the mine
Wednesday, Oct. 13
12 a.m. – Mario Sepulveda, age 40, 2nd miner rescued. “I was with God and I was with the Devil. They fought and God won,” Sepulveda said when was asked about his ordeal. Sepulveda came out with a bag of rocks from the collapsed mine and handed them out as souvenirs
1 a.m. – Juan Illanes, age 52, 3rd miner rescued. Illanes kept the miners upbeat with his singing and optimism
2 a.m. – Carlos Mamani, age 23, 4th miner rescued. Mamani had been working in the mine for only five days when the collapse happened
3:15 a.m. – Jimmy Sanchez, age 19, 5th miner rescued. He is the youngest of the 33 miners. He said he misses his mother’s cooking
4:15 a.m. – Osman Araya, age 30, 6th miner rescued. Araya has four children, including a one-year-old
5:15 a.m. – Jose Ojeda, age 46, 7th miner rescued. Ojeda has been in the mining industry for 27 years. He is a widower and a diabetic. He penned this message to the outside world, letting know the miners were alive: “We are well, the 33 miners”
6 a.m. – Claudio Yáñez, age 34, 8th miner rescued. Yáñez is known as “the smoker” by the group. He has two daughters. His girlfriend proposed to him while he was underground through a letter
7 a.m. – Mario Gómez, age 63, 9th miner rescued. Gómez is the oldest miner of the group. He has silicosis, a lung disease common to miners, and has been on antibiotics and bronchial inflammation medicine
7:45 a.m. – Alex Vega, age 31, 10th miner rescued. Vega is a heavy machinery mechanic and was doing repair work on a truck when the mine collapsed. He suffers from hypertension and kidney problems
8:30 a.m. – Jorge Galleguillos, age 56, 11th miner rescued. Galleguillos has been working in mining for 16 years. He is married and has several children. While underground, he sang to cheer the miners
9 a.m. – Edison Peña, 12th miner rescued. “Thank God we’re alive,” Peña said. “I know now why we’re alive.” He asked for Elvis music to be sent while trapped in the mine and led the others in song
9:50 a.m. – Carlos Barrios, age 27, 13th miner rescued. Barrios, who began mining only 10 months ago, has a five-year-old son
10:30 a.m. – Victor Zamora, age 33, 14th miner rescued. Zamora and his wife are expecting a daughter and plan to name her Paz Vicotria (Peace Victory). He is a carrier pigeon handler and poet
11 a.m. – Victor Segovia, age 48, 15th miner rescued. Segovia kept a journal of his experiences while trapped in the mine for more than two months and sent updates to the rescuers
11:45 a.m. – Daniel Herrera, age 27, 16th miner rescued. Herrera started as a truck driver, but acted as a paramedic assistant
12:40 p.m. – Omar Reygadas, age 56, 17th miner rescued. Reygadas, a widower who worked as an electrician, has six children, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He’s spent three decades working the mines and this is the third time he’s been trapped underground
1:50 p.m. – Esteban Rojas, age 44, 18th miner rescued. Rojas worked with supplies, and when he was trapped in the mine, asked his wife to renew their vows. The couple has been married for 25 years
2:28 p.m. – Pablo Rojas, age 45, 19th miner rescued. Rojas was trapped in the mine with his two cousins, Victor Segovia and Esteban Rojas, who were already brought up.
3:01 p.m. – Dario Segovia, age 48, 20th miner rescued. Segovia was a drill operator and second generation miner. He is the second person in his family to be trapped, his father spent a week trapped in a mine.
3:34 p.m. – Yonni Barrios, age 50, 21st miner rescued. Barrios assumed the role of medic in the mine due to his nursing experience. Fellow miners are calling him “Dr. House” after the popular TV show.
4:04 p.m. – Samuel Avalos, age 43, 22nd miner rescued. Avalos served as a gas monitor and sent readings to surface during their time underground.
4:32 p.m. – Carlos Bugueno, age 27, 23rd miner rescued. Bugueño helped oversee the packages coming into and out of the mine during their captivity. He joined the mines with childhood friend Pedro Cortez, who is predicted to be the 31st miner to reach the surface.
10.03 p.m. – José Henríquez González is the 24th man to be rescued from the mine. A part-time preacher, as well as a miner of 33 years standing, he led services underground. He’s straight into the arms of his tearful-looking wife.
10.24 p.m. – Renán Ávalos Silva is the 25th man to be rescued from the mine. Ávalos is the brother of Florencio – the first the man to reach the surface. It must have been an agonising wait for the family. Renán had only been working at the mine four months when it collapsed.
10.49 p.m. – Claudio Acuña Cortés is the 26th man to be rescued from the mine. He’s greeted by his partner, mother, and screaming child. Acuña looks pretty emotional. He celebrated his 56th birthday in the mine on 9 September – his partner was hoping to get him a signed shirt from his favourite football team Colo Colo to celebrate the occasion. No sign of it yet as the miner is wheeled off for treatment. From the capsule descending empty to it arriving with Acuña took 22m13s.
11.18 p.m. – Franklin Lobos is the 27th man to be rescued from the mine. He arrived to football chants from the rescue workers. He was also given a football and did a bit of keepy-uppy, before the obligatory hug with the president and the mining minister.
11.45 p.m. – Richard Villarroel Godoy is the 28th man to be rescued. He greets his crying mother draped in the Chilean flag. His eyes are covered in the now familiar rap-around shades, but he too is clearly in tears.
12.13 a.m. – Juan Carlos Aguilar is the 29th miner to be brought to the surface. He gave his partner Cristy Coronado a very long embrace. He was also hugged by president Piñera, who told him he was an example to the nation.
12.37 a.m. – Raúl Bustos is the 30th miner to be brought to the surface safe and well. He came north to the San Jose mine to escape the misery caused by February’s earthquake in his home town of Talcahuano. He emerged from the mine looking very healthy.
1.06 a.m. – Pedro Cortes is the 31st miner to be rescued. He was greeted by his daughter clutching a foil helium balloon in the colours of the Chilean flag. He lost a finger in previous mining accident last year. “The accident occurred because he was sent to operate a machine he could not handle,” a friend said.
1.29 a.m. – Ariel Ticona is the 32nd miner to be brought safely to the surface. His daughter, Hope, was born last month in Copiapo in the same hospital he will now be taken to for a health check.
1.56 a.m. – Luis Urzúa is last of the 33rd miners to be brought safely to the surface. His arrival was greeted with wild celebrations as he was draped in the Chilean flag.
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Photos and Images of the Miners and Rescuers