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    Thumbs up Miners found ALIVE! Hallelujah! (CORRECTION ONE MINER ALIVE)

    This is wonderful! They are being taken to the hospital! All TWELVE found alive. Halelujah! Helelujah! Haleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee lujah. What a great start to the New Year..Thank be to God!


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    Unfortunately, it was a "miscommunication". What a terrible double-whammy for the families.


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    I Know Its Horrible!!!


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    do we now have a double tragedy? the deaths of all but one and the false hopes that were raised by the miscommunication. i picked up the paper this morning and saw a headline that 12 were alive! i came directly here to rejoice with fellow posters from yesterday, i felt bad for the one family and that the other 12 had a miracle. now i see it is really the other way around.

    prayers going out to the survivor in critical condition and of course those who have lost a loved one.


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    Well, the person who is critical might not recover properly. If you don't get proper air to your brain for a period of time there is damage.

    I'm not sure if you can recover from serious carbon monoxide poisoning, does anyone know?


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    CO2 poisoning can be reversed - IF caught in time, but can do damage to organs that require a lot of oxygen - i.e., heart and brain.

    We will just have to wait and see at this point......

    So often times it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ...Eagles, "Already Gone"


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    My prayers to this young man who survived... and to the families of those who did not.....


    such a tragic accident and loss of lives.
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    This is so heartbreaking. I'm watching FoxNews and they are showing the celebration from last night. How incredibly sad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marthatex
    Well, the person who is critical might not recover properly. If you don't get proper air to your brain for a period of time there is damage.

    I'm not sure if you can recover from serious carbon monoxide poisoning, does anyone know?
    His father in law said test results came back negative for carbon monoxide in his system. I am praying he recovers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassygerl
    His father in law said test results came back negative for carbon monoxide in his system. I am praying he recovers.
    I think that was the information given by the first hospital. I got the impression they really weren't equipped to do all the tests necessary. A doctor CNN interviewed said test for co2 can be difficult and elusive.

    I just heard on Fox that co2 was detected


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    I heard the interview on Fox radio with the physician. He clearly stated that carbon monoxide was not detected at the time of the blood test. We may never know the right answers to any of this.


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    I'm hesitant to believe anything the press says. If they can get such a mind-blowing fact wrong, I just don't know what to think.


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    I was about to go to bed at midnight but saw the news of the 12 found alive on CNN. I stayed up until 2am hoping to be able to see them coming out. I fell asleep on the couch waiting it out and then woke up to the news that only the one had survived. What a tragedy. the families are very emotional and angry and lashing out for being misled. I don't blame them and they are certainly not in an emotional state to be expected to understand how the misinformation came about. I am sure it was not intentional. Probably the result of eager individuals wanting to be the first to make a welcomed announcement. It is impossible to keep things contained anymore with cell phones and email. One bad rumor and it spreads like wildfire. Very sad.


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