Trapped under nearly a half-mile of solid rock in a collapsed mine in Chile's remote Atacama desert, 33 miners fight for survival. But thanks to the heroic work of a global team of engineers who struggled tirelessly around the clock in a desperate bid to bring them safely to the surface, the trapped miners' 69-day ordeal has a happy ending. With special access to the site of the San Jose mine and animations of the underground tunnels carved out by a century of mining, NOVA reveals the extraordinary stories of the three rescue teams, racing against time - and each other - to punch through the layers of rock and reach the miners' chamber. A story of astonishing survival and unwavering hope, "Emergency Mine Rescue" gives viewers an unprecedented look at this triumph of technology and of the human spirit.
Lance Lewman,Rene Aguilar,Brandon Fisher