SAN JOSE MINE, Chile - (AP) - The last of the Chilean miners hasbeen raised from deep beneath the earth. All 33 men have now beendelivered from the longest underground entrapment in history.
The foreman who held the group together when they were fearedlost was the last man out. Luis Alberto Urzua was hoisted to safetyin a joyous climax to a flawless rescue that captivated the world.
The intricately planned rescue that ended late Wednesday movedwith remarkable speed - and flawless execution - hauling up minerafter miner in a cramped cage through a narrow hole drilled through2,000 feet of rock.
The 33 men spent more than 69 days trapped in the lower reachesof the mine after a huge collapse of rock blocked the way out onAug. 5.