COPIAPO, Chile, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Rescuers in Chile hoisted the 18th miner to the surface Wednesday, 15 hours into the rescue of 33 men trapped for months more than 2,000-feet underground.
After rescuers performed maintenance on the capsule, Esteban Rojas, a carrier pigeon handler who was testing air quality in the mine, reached the surface, leaving 15 comrades and five rescuers inside the mine in remote western Chile.
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