SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - There have been hugs, cheers and tears all around in Chile where rescuers continue to pull trapped miners to fresh air and freedom.
One man jumped up and down to show his strength. He also presented laughing rescuers with souvenir rocks from the collapsed mine.
The lone Bolivian among the 33 men was among the first five rescued after 69 days underground. So was the youngest man, 19-year-old Jimmy Sanchez, is also safe.
Sanches is the son, grandson and brother of miners. The one-person rescue capsule continues its journey up and down a narrow shaft and operations appear to be smooth so far.
Florencio Avalos was the first to step out of the capsule amid sobs from his young son. He received a bracing bear hug from Chilean President Sebastian Pinera.
The miners are getting medical attention after they're brought to the surface.
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