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Chile’s trapped miners were shuttled up a narrow escape shaft that took them 15 minutes through 2,050 feet of rock to freedom and joyous reunions yesterday in an extraordinary rescue operation that ended their two-month ordeal underground.

Chile’s trapped miners were shuttled up a narrow escape shaft that took them 15 minutes through 2,050 feet of rock to freedom and joyous reunions yesterday in an extraordinary rescue operation that ended their two-month ordeal underground.

The miners were whisked away for medical check-ups and were found to be in “more than satisfactory” health, except for one who has pneumonia and is being treated with antibiotics, the minister said.

 
 
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