October 14th, 2010
10:04 PM ET

Several miners released from Chilean hospital

Several of the 33 miners who were rescued this week from the San Jose mine in Chile were released from Chile's Copiapo Regional Hospital on Thursday night.

CNN Chile showed footage of at least two miners being taken away from the hospital in cars. The hospital did not release any information about how many miners and which ones left the hospital Thursday night.

The miners were trapped about 2,300 feet below the surface for more than two months after a collapse of the mine on August 5. A small stash of food and liquid kept the 33 alive in a refuge for the 17 days that rescuers took to establish contact, after which more supplies were sent down. After a rescue shaft was drilled, a capsule lifted the miners to safety, one-by-one, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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  1. Elaine(Quebec,Canada)

    Your rescue from the mine was the most astonishing thing I have ever witnessed on tv. I was glued to the screen from the arrival of the 1st miner. Nothing else happening in the whole world was as important.
    You touched the lives of billions of people by your faith and positivity.
    To all 33 of you and your families,health and happiness.
    (God saved you all for a reason,make him proud)

    October 14, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. KatherineR

    You have changed lives all over the world. I pray that SA will take the necessary steps to prevent such tragedies as ours never end as relieving.

    We have lost soo many miners.

    Be blessed

    October 15, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. ang

    An amazing lesson for all humanity.
    Best wishes!!

    October 15, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Khathu Ramunisi

    I was touched i felt my head swell with what i saw when 33 miners rescued especially the lasr rescure who was the first to go down and the last to come out after the 33 miners

    October 15, 2010 at 6:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. CatholicMom

    God loves Chile! The world was amazed at this miracle! Faith has been strengthened the world over by your own faith! Thank you for enduring and persevering!

    October 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. surya michael

    u guys r great!

    October 22, 2010 at 3:35 am | Report abuse | Reply

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