Manuel Gonzalez Pavez greets the miners
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Rescuer greets trapped Chilean miners underground

13 October 2010 Last updated at 04:07 BST

A technical expert has greeted the trapped miners underground in Chile.

Manuel Gonzalez Pavez, is the first rescue worker to reach the miners, after travelling down the rescue shaft in the Phoenix capsule.

The 33 men have been trapped about 700m (2,295ft) below ground since a tunnel collapse at the mine on 5 August.

Family members watched the meeting on television screens at the San Jose mine.