Originally Posted by LaRussa
Yes I heard last night about the rescue workers being injured. If the minors have any kind of oxygen getting to them, they can still be alive, people have gone longer than that without food. I keep checking CNN to find out the latest but this is all I have heard so far as you have.
The owner of the mine said there's food and water... whether each miner carries it on them (doubtful... as that's a lot to haul around while you're doing heavy labor) or there's emergency rations kept in every section... he 'says' they could stay alive indefinitely... I don't know about that, but providing they have water, they can stay alive this long and longer... I think the rule is 3 minutes w/o sufficient oxygen, 3 days w/o water, and 3 weeks w/o food. So, they could still be alive... they need to make some sort of contact... hopefully the fourth hole will be close enough...
They have oxygen... the mine is well ventilated, not to mention the holes being drilled... as long as they're in the right section... who knows...
I'll probably be glued to CNN yet again this evening...
I do hope and pray they are alive and can hold out for rescue... but I also have a part of me that doubts it... I teeter on the edge.