trapped underground for 13 days

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  1. mesh

    mesh Active Member

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    Two Tasmanian gold miners trapped 3,000 feet underground for 14 days were rescued yesterday, ending a saga that had gripped Australia. The rescue of the pair, who had been feared dead, has been described as "an inspiring example of Australian mateship."

    Todd Russell, 34, and Brant Webb, 37, were trapped in a safety cage in the mine in Beaconsfield, Tasmania, after a 2.1 magnitude earthquake caused a collapse of underground rocks and killed their colleague, 44-year-old Larry Knight on April 25. Initially, it was feared that the two men, both married and both with three children, had also perished but investigators using a thermal imaging camera five days after the collapse found them still alive and the non-stop effort to bring the pair to safety began.


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/australia/story/0,,1770790,00.html

    well the bit about mateship is totally cringe-worthy :ban: (yeah, no other country would have done this :rolleyes: ), but its an amazing story and I was happy to wake this morning to this news.
    13 days man ... for 6 of them they were in complete darkness with no idea people were still searching.
    and they strutted out of there like they owned the joint, must have felt pretty good!
     
  2. Indi

    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla!

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    Should have made a call to the Tasmanian Devil, he have got 'em out in record time, sharpish like (y) :teeth:
     
  3. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    they shouldve called taz??
     
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    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla!

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    Damn skippy (y)













    :teeth:
     
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    soundgirl Queen of the Stupids

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    good news, obviously, but some of them comments were just a little cheesy. 'mateship'? :rolleyes:

    quality story, though. must be well chuffed with themselves.
     
  7. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    At the same time David Blaine did his imitation of a goldfish for a week for a couple of million.

    He's the Ali G of illusionists.
     
  8. Gumby

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    the commercial australian media can be quite embarrassing at times. their level of patriotism makes me sick. sometimes there'll be a really serious news story from another country and all that they reprt on is that there was one australian within 300 miles of the incident.... ooh! the london bombings. perfect example. we didnt get much fact from their reports. all they did was tell us how many aussies were affected. :sick:
     
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    soundgirl Queen of the Stupids

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    i think that's the same with a lot of countries. like it matters, you know? people are people. things like that are devastating whoever they are.
     
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    It's strictly politics. National feeling is essential for the Big Money Swingers.
     
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    post script - saw them interviewed last night, one of em didnt do a shit for 14 days.

    :rowley:
     
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    Those boys are heros.