All 33 Chilean miners, trapped more than 600 meters underground for over two months after a rock collapse have been freed, BBC reported on Thursday. On August 5, 700,000 tons of rock collapsed trapping the miners deep in the gold and copper mine. The rescue operation started on Tuesday evening with the first miner, Florencio Avalos, being raised to the surface. It took slightly more than a day as it's took about an hour for each person to be brought the surface in the capsule.