Persevering Through Adversities
By: Jacob Snell
Luis Urzua- Leader and survivor of the 2010 San Jose mine accident
August 6 2010- The San Jose mine collapsed and trapped 33 miners including Luis Urzua.
August 7 2010- Rescuers have to find a different way down to the miners after another cave in occurred.
August 22 2010- The miners send a note saying they are all alright back up to the people after a probe reaches them.
August 23 2010- A second probe reaches the miners but makes a larger hole so the rescuers can send food and water or other needs down to the miners.
October 9 2010- The plan B drill breaks through the roof of the mine.
October 13 2010- The first miner is rescued. (Florencio Antonio Avalos Silva)
October 14 2010- The 33rd miner (Luis Urzua) is rescued.
Luis Staying Positive
- Making sure that the available food and water were split evenly among the 33 miners.
- Keeping everyone in a positive attitude even though they were starving.
- Painting the probe that reached them all read to show they hit the right spot. Also he attached a note to all of the families saying that nobody was injured and everyone was doing well.
San Jose vs. Hurricane Katrina
No more food!
About Luis Urzua