There is much excitement at the rescue of the first 5 miners in Chile who have been trapped in the mine and are now listed as follows as the first five to be rescued ... by the Rescue Team ...
First five .. (of the 33 miners) ...
Florence Avalos 31
Mario Sepulveda 41
Juan Illanes 51
Bolivian Carlos Mamani 24
Jimmy Sanchez 19
6th Miner - Osman Araya 30 father of 2 ...
Engineers were seen replacing oxygen bottles and greasing springs on the rollers surronding the cramped metal cage.
Julilant hugging and kissing by members of the miners families ensued ... and crowds chanted Viva Chile and the President of Chile Sebastian Pinera delivered a triumphant speech
"Hopefully the spirit of the miners will remain with us - country capable of great things!".
US President Obama had this to say ........ "Our thoughts and prayers are with these mners /families/ ..
and the men and women who have been working so hard to rescue them"
They will be taken to hospital I believe and surprises are in store for them such as
invitations to watch Real Madrid and Manchester United play plus free holidays in the Greek Islands
and a gift of £6,200 by a flamboyant singer turnd mining magnate. Thanks Sky News .. hard work earns its own rewards!