33 Trapped Chilean Miners Found Alive, But Could Be Stuck 4 Months

There was rejoicing all over Chile today when 33 miners were discovered trapped but alive, but a government official said it could take up to four months to get them out. The miners -- all 32 Chileans and one Bolivian -- were trapped after the upper galleries of the the San José mine, a private mine near the northern town of Copiapó, collapsed 17 days ago. The collapse happened Aug. 5, close to the time of the miners' lunch break. Some feared the 33 miners still inside the mine at the time of the collapse could have been in the disaster zone on their way out.