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Persistent Rescuers Save Pennsylvania Miners

On Wednesday, July 24, 2002, nine Pennsylvania miners were trapped 240 feet underground in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. For three days Americans followed the rescue efforts on CNN hoping and praying for a miracle.

Blaine Mayhugh, one of the nine, recalls his feelings when 50 million gallons of water flooded the mine shaft in which they were working. "We tried to outrun it, but it was too fast. I thought, ...

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