For 36 days, they were trapped 700 feet underground, dependent on food lowered to them by the rescue workers who were plotting to get them out.

On Friday night, the four remaining miners known to have survived a December 25 mine collapse in eastern China were finally pulled to the surface.

Rescuers lowered a cable to the miners at the collapsed gypsum mine in eastern China's Pingyi County and, after the miners attached themselves to a harness, used it to pull them out one by one.
source: CNN  CNN