Wedding Bells Ring for Chile’s Miners – Five Rescued men Propose

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Wedding bells will ring for five of the rescued miners from Chile. The men proposed to their girl friends after their two month underground ordeal.

First Public Reunion Site of Multiple Miner Proposals

Rescued Chilean miner Alex Vega kisses his wife as he arrives at the San Jose mine after being trapped underground for 69 days, in Copiapo October 17, 2010. Some of the 33 miners in northern Chile who were rescued last week after 69 days trapped underground will return on Sunday to the mine that almost became their tomb. The miners, their families and friends are set to attend a morning religious ceremony at the mouth of the San Jose copper and gold mine from which they were rescued on Wednesday. REUTERS/Carlos Vera (CHILE - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY DISASTER IMAGES OF THE DAY)

The five miners proposed to wives or girlfriends during a beach party late on Tuesday in the town of Caldera. The party marks the first time that the 33 rescued miners have been publically reunited. They spent 69 days underground together and were rescued last week.

Some of the miners will have church weddings with the common law wives like Esteban Rojas while others will marry their long-time girlfriends. Claudio Yanez told girlfriend Cristina Nunez, “After these 10 years we’ve spent together, now it’s time for us to get married.”

The men rose to the surface and have faced an unexpected world-wide celebrity. Their amazing story of survival has captured the imaginations and hearts of people everywhere. The miners’ weddings are sure to be much written about affairs. Hopefully they will find joy and happiness after their amazing rescue.

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