• Short Summary

    Miners work round the clock to dig out a boy trapped 23 feet below the ground.

  • Description

    Mandurah, Australia.

    Two year old boy named Graham is rescued from bore hole thanks to the effort of miners. CU. Newspaper headlines 'He's Alive' - 'Child buried twenty four hours' - 'Two year old boy rescued from 25 ft. below the ground'. GV. Pan across workers, spectators, etc. CV. The hole of the shaft showing oxygen pipes lowered in and men working. CV. Vacuum cleaner pipe being lowered into the hole to draw out the stale air. SV. Diagram - stick at top of shaft moves down to bottom of the shaft where the boy is trapped. Stick points to the open cut section of the mine and points to the narrow connecting shaft - three feet across, nine feet down and eight feet to the boy - pointing to the miners' rout to the boy. CV. Workmen toiling away, one has a pneumatic drill. SV. Spectators. CV. Pan down the rocks to the hole showing pipes etc. SV. Ambulance men standing by. SV. Water in a can being lowered down to thirsty miners. SV. Father of the child shouting down the hole, camera pans down to the hole. SV. Ladder being passed down the tunnel. TV. The child being taken from the hole, from hand to hand. SV. Spectators. SV. Child being lifted carefully up on a board and handed to ambulance men. TV. Workers shaking hands among themselves.

    (F.G.) (Orig.N.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:36:00 / 01:30:00:00

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