December 7, 2022

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#LIVE: Rescue of miners at Cerro Maimon

Miners Gregory Alexander Méndez Torres and Carlos Yépez Ospina, who were trapped in the southern part of the mining concession in Cerro Maimon, Monseñor Nouel Province, were rescued this Tuesday after 10 days underground.

President Luis Abinader went to the mine to welcome them and exemplified the courage the two had to survive. He also thanked all those involved in the rescue efforts in the Dominican and Colombian countries.

Abinader also prayed to the Our Father to give thanks to God.

The rescue took place at 11:16 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, after approaching them via a new diversion tunnel designated Rescue Route B, one of two routes created since the start of the rescue plan. The point where the two miners were.

Over 70 Garmidome underground mining experts participated in the 10-day operation led by Paul Brown, Ben Burgess and Seddon Temple.

The rescue team was supported by 40 technicians from the fields of geology, geotechnics and mining engineering, including Dominican nationals and people from Australia, the United States, Mexico, Colombia and Peru who provided services to the mining company. surface.

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