33 Trapped Chilean Miners Alive After 17 Days

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chile's president says all 33 miners trapped in a collapsed mine for 17 days are alive.

Miners say they heard hammering noises when they sent a new probe 2,257 feet (688 meters) deep into the collapsed gold and copper mine near the site of a shelter where they has hoped the workers had escaped.

Rescuers say a probe sent into the mine came back with a paper message written in red letters saying, "All 33 of us are fine in the shelter."

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