Most of theChilean miners have ascended to
freedom from the underground chamber where
they've been entombed for 10 weeks, the longest
time ever for a successful rescue.
For full coverage of the miners' rescue, stay tuned
to ABC News. Watch "World News" at 6:30 p.m. ET,
then "A Special Edition of 20/20: Miracle at the
Mine," anchored by Diane Sawyer at 10 p.m. ET,
and a special edition of "Nightline" at 11:35 p.m.
The painstaking extractions continued overnight
and throughout today. The well-oiled operation
picked up speed throughout the day, with miners
surfacing from the 28-inch-diameter hole nearly
every half hour.
After being examined at a triage unit on site,
miners were transported via helicopter to a
hospital in the nearby city of Copiapo.