• Short Summary

    RESCUE WORKERS NEAR HAZELTON ARE DRILLING AN ESCAPE HOLE THROUGH 331 FT OF HARD ROCK TO THREE TRAPPED MEN.

  • Description

    RESCUE WORKERS NEAR HAZELTON ARE DRILLING AN ESCAPE HOLE THROUGH 331 FT OF HARD ROCK TO THREE TRAPPED MEN.THEY ARE DOING THE WORK WITH A 40-TON ELECTRICALLY OPERATED DRILLING RIG AS TALL AS A 10-STOREY BUILDING.THE DRILLING OPERATION BEGAN WITH A 12-INCH BIT.PLANS ARE TO ENLARGE THE HOLE LATER TO 17 1/2 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND FINALLY 24 INCHES.

    TWO OF THE TRAPPED MINERS - DAVID FELLIN AND HENRY THRONE -- ARE IN CONTACT WITH RESCUE WORKERS THROUGH A 6-INCH HOLE DRILLED YESTERDAY.THEY ARE RECEIVING FOOD, MEDICINES AND CLOTHING.THE THIRD MINER -- 42-YEAR-OLD LOUIS BOVA -- IS SEPARATED FROM THE OTHER TWO BY SEVERAL FEET OF DEBRIS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA78RUXMCERPASBBAFE2J425EBH
    Media URN:
    VLVA78RUXMCERPASBBAFE2J425EBH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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