• Short Summary

    THE TWO AMERICAN MINERS, ENTOMBED FOR 14 DAYS, ARE WITHIN HOURS OF BEING FREED.THIS WAS?

  • Description

    THE TWO AMERICAN MINERS, ENTOMBED FOR 14 DAYS, ARE WITHIN HOURS OF BEING FREED.THIS WAS THE PITHEAD REPORT AT HAZELTON, PENNSYLVANIA, TODAY (MONDAY) WHERE THE LONG, TENSE BATTLE TO WIDEN THE ESCAPE HOLE IS NEARING ITS END.

    THE MINERS ARE TRAPPED 330 FT.DOWN IN A COLLAPSED PIT.EARLIER A HUGE DRILL HAD BORED DOWN AND REACHED THEM.BUT ITS 12 INCH DIAMETER WAS TOO SMALL.A SECOND DRILL HAS BEEN WIDENING IT TO 18 INCHES, WIDE ENOUGH TO PULL THE MEN TO THE SURFACE.

    THE TWO MEN ARE DAVID FELLIN, 58, CO-OWNER OF THE MINE AND HENRY MOORE, 28.FELLIN HAS ALREADY DECIDED THAT MOORE MUST GO FIRST TO SAFETY.A THIRD MAN, LOUIS BOVA, TRAPPED CLOSE TO THE OTHER TWO BUT SEPARATED FROM THEM BY TONS OF RUBBLE, HAS BEEN SILENT FOR SEVERAL DAYS.HE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE DIED.YET ATTEMPTS ARE STILL BEING MADE TO CONTACT HIM.

    A BULLDOZER CLEARING A STRIP FOR ARMY HELICOPTERS WHICH WILL LAND THERE TO PICK UP THE MINERS AND TAKEN THEM TO HOSPITAL.THE AUTHORITIES CONSIDER THEY WILL BE QUICKER THAN AMBULANCES.IT ALSO SHOWS THE STEEL CASING WHICH WILL BE USED FOR THE FIRST 34 FT.ON THIS SECTOR OF THE DESCENT THE EARTH IS VERY SOFT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8L1UYVVMMJ1O712TVBXIDPIK1
    Media URN:
    VLVA8L1UYVVMMJ1O712TVBXIDPIK1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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