Sixteen out of the 33 miners trapped in a Chile mine half a mile underground were rescued Wednesday.
About half of the miners stuck underground for 2 months were pulled to the surface as rescue efforts continue to go as planned. The rest of the workers are said to be rescued by Thursday morning.
According to the Star Tribune, the miners were met by family members, before having their health checked at a triage center.
Chile President Sebastian Pinera thanked the technical experts for making the rescue possible with the 'Phoenix', the capsule that pulled each miner to the surfaces, the BBC reported.