Rescue efforts for Chilean miners
August 27th, 2010
03:08 PM ET

Crews have plan that could rescue Chile miners sooner

Crews in Chile working to rescue 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet under the earth since August 5 have come up with a "Plan B" to retrieve the miners and bring them to the surface more quickly, Chilean government representative Jimena Matos said Friday.

"Last night, a third probe reached where the miners are and that probe or the bore hole made by that probe could form the basis of our plan B," Andre Sougarret, the head of the rescue operation said Friday.

The 33 miners have been told "clearly," for the first time, that they will be stranded in the mine for 3 to 4 months, given the current rescue plan timetable, Andre Sougarret, the head of the rescue operation said Friday.

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