For months, the men waited in isolation, struggling to survive. They forced themselves to eat the flesh of dead friends to sustain themselves.
The Uruguayan rugby players whose plane crashed in the Andes Mountains 38 years ago inspired the book and movie "Alive." On Saturday, four of them shared a message with the 33 miners who have been trapped underground in Chile for a month.
"Don't give up," former rugby player Moncho Sabella said. "You have a marvelous team working for you."
"We thank you as Chilean workers, and hope to be able to give you a hug later," he said.