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The men were below ground when water trapped in an adjacent mine burst through the wall of the new mine ...
The men were below ground when water trapped in an adjacent mine burst through the wall of the new mine they were working. Scrambling to avoid the sluicing tide that rapidly rose in the narrow passageway, the crew knew they were in serious trouble. Moe, who was trapped on the other side of the raging stream, alone and away from the others, thought he would die then and there. However, in a heroic effort, Randly Fogle, crew chief, drove the scoop machinery straight into the flood and Moe managed to leap into it, and thus was carried to relative safety.
Now all together, the miners moved to the best location they could find in the freezing-cold, still-rising water. They recount their fears, their prayers, their confessions to one another, and how they kept up their hope that they'd get out alive, while trying to decide how to drown with dignity. Meanwhile, we see the agony their wives, girlfriends, and families were going through, not knowing if they were living or dead.
Once a resuce was imminent, the men reveal how they decided who would be the last man up. And they tell of their emotions upon finally touching solid ground and meeting their loved ones, whom they'd thought they would never see again.
The successful rescue of the miners lifted the spirits of an entire nation. Now everyone can read the complete story of this harrowing incident--how these men and their families had the strength, courage, and faith to endure their incredible ordeal.
Posted January 3, 2003
Coming from a town with mining desaters history I felt some of the pains and desperations of some of industries bravest soles as they ponder lifes future and past.Truely an emotional and gratifying readWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 13, 2003
This is the best book that has ever kept me interested in reading. could not put it down until I was finished. these 9 miners truly went through an experience and prevailed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 13, 2002
If I was to say one thing about this book it would be that it give you a new appreciation for the gift of life. These men down in the mine were resolved to die, and their lives splashed before their eyes. Then, they were saved. Not only from the mine, but from going through life with blind folders on as to what is really important in life.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.