• Short Summary

    As digging continued toward twelve men found alive in Springhill, Nova Scotia's Number Two Line, some of the men directly involved are interviewed.

  • Description

    As digging continued toward twelve men found alive in Springhill, Nova Scotia's Number Two Line, some of the men directly involved are interviewed. First, one of the rescuers, Sandy Livingston...

    SUMMARY: LIVINGSTON SAYS THE TRAPPED MEN HAVE BEEN FED. HE HAS SPOKEN TO OTHER RESCUERS WHO HAVE ACTUALLY TALKED TO THE TRAPPED MEN AND ADDS THAT HE HAS BEEN TAKING SOUP IN TO THE MIND FOR THE MEN. HE TELLS HOW ONE MAN IN THE GROUP OF 12 IS SO WELL THAT HE IS ACTING AS A WAITER SERVING THE OTHERS SOUP FROM A CAN....THEN THE INTERVIEWER IDENTIFIES BUD TABER, CBC TECHNICIAN WHO SAYS HIS DAD WAS KILLED IN THE SAME COLLIERY IN 1938, THAT THREE OF HIS UNCLES WERE DOWN IN THE MIND DURING THE 1956 DISASTER AND TWO GOT OUT. ONE IS DOWN THERE NOW AND IS BELIEVED TO HAVE A BROKEN LEG. HE ADDS THAT HE IS SURE HIS UNCLE WOULDN'T CARE IF HE SAYS IT WOULD BE ALRIGHT IF HE HAD TWO BROKEN LEGS, AT LEAST HE'S ALIVE.... THEN THE INTERVIEWER IDENTIFIES DOCTOR J.J. LYNCH, DOSCO'S DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL SERVICES WHO SAYS THE FIRST CONCERN IS TO BRING THE MEN TO THE SURFACE. IF THEY ARE FIT TO BE INTERVIEWED, THIS WILL BE PERMITTED. HE SAYS THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN COFFEE AND GLUCOSE AS WELL AS WATER AND CLEAR SOUP THROUGH A SPECIAL TUBE. AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP THEY WILL BE TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO THE HOSPITAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABKKJU1Z35VSD931RT9EXGGE11
    Media URN:
    VLVABKKJU1Z35VSD931RT9EXGGE11
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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