Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Boruch Hashem - They're Free!

Fantastic news! The two miners in Tasmania have finally been rescued after 13 days (and 14 nights) trapped one kilometer underground. Todd Russell and Brant Webb are look surprisingly well (as can been seen in the photo above from The Age) considering their long ordeal.

I am amazed at how strong these guys are both physically and mentally. More than likely things will catch up with them after the initial euphoria has worn off but for the moment they are doing really well. Speculation is that they will attend the funeral of their workmate Larry Knight, who died in the accident, later today.

Hopefully Russell and Web and the family of Larry Knight will be suitably compensated by the owners of the mine. Time will tell.