Rescuers aren’t sure what to do next.
Doesn’t that just say it all…..
From the SLC Tribune = MINE RESCUE UPDATE: Fourth bore hole finished, crews preparing to drop in camera
So the fourth bore hole is finished. Down goes the microphone, down 1600 feet. They heard nothing.
Stickler said a special video camera would be lowered into the bore hole late Saturday night or early Sunday morning in hopes of seeing some evidence of life below.
But if that, too, fails to turn of the missing miners, plans are already in place for a fifth bore hole.
But ya know, just how far is 1600 feet? The usual unit has been the comparison of a football field – 360 feet or approximately 4.5 football fields. There are no football fields around here back-to-back. There are telephone poles. The average distance between poles is 150-feet. Travel along a road past 10 telephone/utility poles. That’s how far down they’ve had to drill. Not only that, Gary Tuchman the other night on CNN said when Uncle Miner-Bob took CNN on a tour of his mine, he mentioned something about ‘riding in 3 miles.’ That’s sickening to me, but I’m claustrophobic – and, I also don’t know if Tuchman is accurate in his statement of ‘riding in 3 miles.’
Deseret Morning News: Here’s another man that needs to be shut down, Orrin Hatch.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, praised Murray’s dedication.
“This man has suffered a lot,” Hatch said. “He’s suffering because of these accidents, these people working for him. I have a lot of respect for him.”