09 May, 2006

They're out!

Finally, after 14 days trapped in a mine collapse, Todd Russell and Brant Webb have been freed. They walked out early this morning.

Apparently they're physically fine but, being trapped like that for two whole weeks would be so difficult emotionally.

Then there's the fact that their workmate died. His funeral is today. RIP Larry Knight.

The whole thing brings back memories of Stuart Diver. He was the only survivor of the Thredbo disaster. I used to be a radio announcer and interviewed Stuart after he published his book on his experience. What he went through brings a tear to my eye still - after so many years. I daresay Todd and Brant will have some similar stories to tell.

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