• Short Summary

    RESCUE TEAMS AT HAZLETON, PENNSYLVANIA, TODAY (THURSDAY) AGAIN FAILED TO REACH THREE MINERS WHO HAVE NOW BEEN TRAPPED UNDERGROUND FOR NINE DAYS SINCE A FALL LAST THURSDAY.

  • Description

    1.
    MV. DRILL WORKING.
    0.04

    2.
    MV. RESCUE WORKERS WATCH.
    0.07

    3.
    CU. DRILL.
    0.08

    4.
    SV. MEN ROUND CONTACT POINT.
    0.12

    5.
    CU. MAN WITH EARPHONES.
    0.13

    6.
    SCU. TALKS TO TRAPPED MINERS.
    0.20

    7.
    SCU. MAN SPEAKS OVER VARIOUS SCENES OF LISTENERS, RESCUERS, AND SPEAKER.
    1.36

    8.
    SV. RESCUERS.
    1.39

    9.
    CU. RESCUER.
    1.41

    10.
    CU. DRILL WORKING.
    1.44


    TRANSCRIPT: RESCUER: "NOW TELL ME AGAIN CLEARLY WHAT ... AND SLOWLY, ONE SENTENCE AT A TIME ... WHAT YOU THINK WE OUGHT TO DO."



    TRANSCRIPT: FELLIN: "START FROM THE HOLE WE ARE GETTING FED THROUGH."



    RESCUER: "NOW WHICH DIRECTION DO YOU WANT ME TO GO FROM THERE?"



    FELLIN: "I WANT YOU TO GO WEST ...."



    RESCUER: "WEST OF THE HOLE YOU'RE GETTING FED THROUGH".



    FELLIN: "....WEST OF THE HOLE ON OUT THROUGH ..... HOW FAR IS THAT WEST OF YOU?"



    RESCUER: "HOW FAR IS THAT WEST ON YOU?"



    FELLIN: "NO, OF THE HOLE, OF THE RAIL, ON THE WESTERN..."



    RESCUER: "OH DAVE, THAT I DON'T KNOW."



    FELLIN: "WELL, DON'T YOU HAVE A SURVEY ....."



    RESCUER: "IAN DOESN'T KNOW."



    FELLIN: "WHY?"



    RESCUER: "WELL, WE DON'T KNOW WHERE THE WEST RAIL IS BY SURVEY, DAVE, AND THESE HOLES DRIFT, YOU KNOW. ER, I TRIED TO FIGURE OUT WHERE THE WEST RAIL WAS BY SURVEY FROM THE TOP. I SURVEYED DOWN INTO WHAT'S REMAINING OF YOUR OLD SLOPE AND EXTENDED THAT AND TRIED TO AIM IT AT THE CENTRE OF THE SLOPE BUT I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE HOLE CAME OUT ACCORDING TO THE RAIL. NOW IF YOU COULD TELL ME WHERE YOU THINK THE RAIL IS IN COMPARISON TO THE HOLE -- WHERE THE RAIL IS IN POSITION WITH THE HOLE YOU'RE GETTING FED THROUGH -- THAT WOULD GIVE ME A LEAD."



    FELLIN: "WELL ALRIGHT I WILL DO THAT. GIVE ME FIVE MINUTES TIME."



    RESCUER: "I SURE WILL. I'LL SIT RIGHT HERE AND WAIT."




    Initials IT/N/JF/GH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: RESCUE TEAMS AT HAZLETON, PENNSYLVANIA, TODAY (THURSDAY) AGAIN FAILED TO REACH THREE MINERS WHO HAVE NOW BEEN TRAPPED UNDERGROUND FOR NINE DAYS SINCE A FALL LAST THURSDAY.DRILLING AN ESCAPE HOLE THROUGH 331 FEET (98 METRES) OF HARD ROCK, RESCUERS TODAY MISSED THE MEN.A PREVIOUS ATTEMPT HAD BEEN ABANDONED BECAUSE OF A THREATENED CAVE-IN.

    HOWEVER, THE UNDERGOING CHAMBER WHERE THE MINERS ARE ENTOMBED HAS BEEN REACHED WITH A 6-INCH (15 CMS) HOLE, THROUGH WHICH FOOD, MEDICINE AND CLOTHING HAVE BEEN PASSED.THE MINERS ALSO HAVE A MICROPHONE THROUGH WHICH ONE OF THEM, DAVID FELLIN -- THE MINE'S CO-OWNER -- HAS BEEN HELPING TO DIRECT RESCUE OPERATIONS.HIS VOICE IS AMPLIFIED TO WORKERS ABOVE THROUGH A LOUDSPEAKER:
    TWO OF THE MINERS, DAVID FELLIN, 58, AND HENRY THRONE, 28, ARE TRAPPED IN ONE SPOT TOGETHER.THE THIRD MAN, LOUIS BOVA, 42, IS SEPARATED FROM THEM BY DEBRIS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2Y9L3RF4M7U4WADVBCHJKCNIP
    Media URN:
    VLVA2Y9L3RF4M7U4WADVBCHJKCNIP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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