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He gave "very high marks" to the Chilean rescue team for accomplishing a difficult and uncharted rescue operation-and for sober forecasting, first predicting that it might take until Christmas to rescue the men-and then consistently delivering rescue preparations ahead of time.

If the entire operation is successful, the last miner out will be Luis Urzua, the shift foreman whose leadership in the aftermath of the collapse-when the men endured 17 days with no outside contact and made do with 48 hours of rations-is credited with helping to save their lives.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Mindy Belz
Mindy Belz

Mindy travels to the far corners of the globe as senior editor of WORLD Magazine and lives with her family in the mountains of western North Carolina. Follow Mindy on Twitter @mcbelz.


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