• Short Summary

    RESCUE TEAMS AT HAZLETON, PENNSYLVANIA (FRIDAY) DRILLED AN ESCAPE HOLE THROUGH TO TWO MEN TRAPPED 300 FEET (9) METRES) UNDERGROUND IN A MINE FOR 10 DAYS.

  • Description

    RESCUE TEAMS AT HAZLETON, PENNSYLVANIA (FRIDAY) DRILLED AN ESCAPE HOLE THROUGH TO TWO MEN TRAPPED 300 FEET (9) METRES) UNDERGROUND IN A MINE FOR 10 DAYS. SIX WORDS -- "THE HOLE, THE HOLE IS THROUGH" -- SHOUTED OVER A MICROPHONE RELAY BY ONE OF THE MEN GAVE THE NEWS THAT THE DRILL HAD REACHED THEM AT THE THIRD ATTEMPT.

    AS SCENES OF WILD JUBILATION BROKE OUT ON THE SURFACE, DAVID FELLIN -- 58-YEAR-OLD CO-OWNER OF THE MINE -- SPOKE WITH THE RESCUERS ABOVE.

    MINE OFFICIALS SAID YESTERDAY IT WOULD TAKE AT LEAST ANOTHER 30 HOURS TO MAKE THE 12-INCH (30 CM) HOLE BIG ENOUGH FOR THE MEN TO SQUEEZE TO SAFETY IN SPECIALLY BUILT STEEL CAPSULES. FELLIN, WITH ANOTHER MAN, HENRY THRONE, AGED 28, HAVE KEPT CONTACT WITH THE SURFACE BY A SIX-INCH "LIFELINE" HOLE THROUGH WHICH FOOD AND THE MICROPHONE WERE DROPPED DOWN TO THEM.

    IT'S STILL NOT KNOWN WHETHER A THIRD MAN, LOUIS BOVA, 42, SEPARATED FROM THE OTHER TWO BY A WALL OF DEBRIS,IS STILL ALIVE. BUT LITTLE HOPE IS HELD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9J5PHXDNQ5UNR9E7UV9UAJPVB
    Media URN:
    VLVA9J5PHXDNQ5UNR9E7UV9UAJPVB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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