Doncha just love good news!!! by Trish Morey
Today is a very special day Downunder! Since last Tuesday three miners have been trapped by a rockfall triggered by a small earthquake one kilometre under the ground in a gold mine in
Then last night there was a breakthrough. While still metres and possible a day or two away from Briant Webb and Todd Russell, radio contact was established. After five days the men were alive, saved by the cage of the cherry picker machine they were operating. Since then they’ve survived on the water off the sides of the mine. The whole of
The news reports this morning are full of it and I think every ear Downunder is tuned in, waiting for final confirmation that the men have been rescued and reunited with their families. And what did the men have to say after almost a week underground? First of course, they wanted to ask about their families, how they were, no doubt to tell them that they loved them. And the second thing? In typical Aussie bloke style, they asked who won the weekend footy.
Ah, you’ve gotta love the Aussie bloke!:-)
It’s not over yet. There’s still a long way to go and we’re praying the men get back to the surface with noone else injured in the process. But it’s so great to hear a bad news story turn better. While there’s no happy ending for Larry Knight’s family, and hearts go out to them what they’re suffering, collectively as a nation we are cheering on the survivors. Pray they make it home safely.