Updated: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 01:01:52 GMT | By Agence France-Presse

Jubilation as last miner emerges from Chile mine

To the sound of celebratory horns and wild jubilation, the final miner emerged safely from a Chilean mine after more than 69 days trapped deep underground.


Jubilation as last miner emerges from Chile mine

Jubilation as last miner emerges from Chile mine

Luis Urzua was the leader of the group who demanded to bring up the rear, like a captain who leaves his ship last after all his men are safe.

Euphoria met the start of the rescue operation earlier Wednesday, with horn blasts, flashing lights, congratulations, and a global, shared sense that human ingenuity, this time, had cheated death.

The miners stepping out of the capsule after a 15-minute ascent up a 622-meter (2,041-foot) escape shaft pumped their fists towards the sky they had not seen for 69 days, or dropped to their knees in prayer.

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