Dramatic moment two miners rescued after spending nine hours trapped underground

The miners were trapped in a lift car around 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon

The dramatic moment in which two miners are rescued after spending nine hours trapped underground

  • The images show the dramatic moment when two miners were rescued from an elevator
  • The rescue operation lasted more than six hours but was safely extracted
  • Rescue teams of firefighters were seen mounting a crane to remove the lift truck
  • They were stuck in the middle of the well, 160 meters underground
  • The men were in a well-ventilated space, able to communicate with the rescuers

Sophie Tanno

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Alex Chapman for Daily Mail Australia

The images show the dramatic moment when two miners were rescued from a mine lift after a malfunction trapped them 160 meters underground.

The men were working at the Tahmoor coal mine, about 75 kilometers southwest of Sydney, when they were trapped in a drawbridge at 5 pm on Wednesday.

The two men were finally rescued after a comprehensive six-hour operation.

The miners were trapped in a lift car around 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon

The miners were trapped in a lift car around 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon

Just before midnight, the two men were rescued while a crane pulled the car from the well, which a senior officer told Daily Mail Australia that was halfway down.

The incident is understood to have occurred when a mechanical failure with the elevator caught the two men.

The two men were trapped 160 meters underground, authorities told Daily Mail Australia.

According to reports, the two men are unharmed.

The images show the dramatic moment in which two miners were rescued from a mine elevator after a malfunction meant they were trapped underground

The images show the dramatic moment in which two miners were rescued from a mine elevator after a malfunction meant they were trapped underground

The images show the dramatic moment in which two miners were rescued from a mine elevator after a malfunction meant they were trapped underground

Two miners have been rescued from a lift pit in a coal mine in Tahmoor (pictured)

Two miners have been rescued from a lift pit in a coal mine in Tahmoor (pictured)

Two miners have been rescued from a lift pit in a coal mine in Tahmoor (pictured)

A spokesman for Fire and Rescue NSW told Daily Mail Australia that the men were safe, that they could communicate with their rescuers and that they had plenty of ventilation.

Four firefighting teams were on the scene, including specialized rescue and technical rescue units, and four senior firefighters.

The operation was supervised by NSW Police, Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Resources Regulator.

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