As CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta was interviewing Dr. Susan Long, who was treating a patient brought to them, a family ran up to reporter Anderson Cooper on live television and said there was commotion at the nearby church, fistfights and that the worst fears were confirmed.
Only one miner was found alive.
In one of the worst twists of fate, several witnesses (and now the two cable news stations) are begrudgingly reversing their earlier jubilant reports that all but one of the miners were found alive. Now it seems to be only one of the miners were recovered alive.
In a press conference just past 3 a.m., Ben Hatfield, President of the International Coal Group confirmed there was a “miscommunication” in the now preliminary reports that there were “multiple survivors.”
“This is certainly not the outcome we had hoped for and prayed for,” Hatfield said.
Randal McCloy is the only survivor. And Anderson Cooper never sleeps.
Say it with me, fellow Americans.